How to benchmark the state of refinery’s Fuels Blending System?
A refinery typical produces 45-65% fuel products (gasoline, diesel, LPG, fuel oil) of its crude throughput by blending 10-12 refinery products which vary in both qualities and monetary value. These fuels products have very strict specifications to meet and refinery use automated fuels blending control system to optimize and control their properties.
This free webinar discusses a methodology to benchmark the state of fuels blending system in a refinery to compare with other refineries by using two indices, Automation Effectiveness and Operational Efficiency. These two indices also gauge budgetary investment required either to convert manual blending system to automated blending system or upgrade an existing automated blending system to a state-of-the-art blending control system.