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Optimizing Distillation for Increased Methanol Capacity

Posted in Chemical, Support Services on Monday, September 26th, 2016. No comments yet
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Author: James Gremillion When the process licensor designed your methanol plant, everything fit together to exactly produce the nameplate amount of methanol yearly. In the design there were necessary tradeoffs made because of costs, physical size, availability of materials, etc. In designing the distillation section, for example, the licensor did a calculation of how many […]

Distillation Column Control Basics – Part 1

Posted in Process Optimization, Support Services on Thursday, December 11th, 2014. 4 comments so far
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Author: Lou Heavner In this 3-part series on distillation column control basics, we’ll look at traditional control and modern approaches to improve control robustness. For background, you can find a good write up on industrial distillation in Wikipedia. In the distillation process, a feed mixture is separated by volatility or boiling point into 2 or […]

Applying Advanced Process Control to Distillation Processes

Posted in Control Strategies, Process Optimization on Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009. No comments yet
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For those attending the Emerson Exchange with distillation processes, you don’t want to miss Emerson’s Lou Heavner‘s presentation, Advanced Distillation – 102. Lou is an advanced control consultant, whom you may recall from earlier posts. He’ll be presenting Wed, 9/30 at 4:15pm in the Sun 4 room and again Thurs, 10/1 at 9:00am in the […]