A capability assessment of a North American refinery’s gasoline blending system helped the company determine if it was a good candidate for upgrading to an advanced control system. This article, the first part of two, discusses the methodology used to assess an organization’s capability to implement or upgrade to an advanced gasoline blending control system from an existing installation. It also covers the strategies to sustain the long -term benefits.
The conclusion, next week, will discuss the hardware and software requirements. Both are necessary for a successful upgrade implementation and sustainable return on investment.