How do you determine the set of operating targets to maximise paraxylene production? Do you struggle to understand the effect that ethylbenze has on xylene isomerisation? How do you set your recycle rates? How do you control the quality of the recycle? What hydrogen to hydrocarbon ratio do you implement? How do you respond to changes in feed rate or qualities?
KBC’s kinetic aromatics model AROM-SIM has been used to help refiners just like you to answer these and many other questions. AROM-SIM enables you to examine the effect of changes in feed rate and composition, operating severity, and feed hydrogen quality and quantity on yields, product qualities, and operating economics.
AROM-SIM has been used successfully to :
- Generate and maintain LP vectors
- Analyse the impact of process changes on performance
- Optimise unit operation against real constraints
- Track and trend unit performance
AROM-SIM can be used in standalone mode to investigate the performance of the aromatics reactor units in isolation, in conjunction with KBC’s Ref-SIM kinetic catalytic reforming model to study the impact that changes in the reformer have on aromatics reactor performance, or as part of a refinery and petrochemical integrated model that investigates the complex relationships between different processing units and the macro effect of changes in the aromatics reactor unit on the entire integrated facility performance.