Fuel Manufacturing - In Line Blending OptimizationAPD/AUTOOFF

Who should attend?

  • This course provides a thorough understanding of the product manufacturing principles: in line blending monitored by a global optimizer.
Audience :
  • Managers, technical and operating staff interested or involved in product manufacturing.

Level : Advanced

Course Content

  • GASOLINES, DIESEL FUELS, HEAVY FUELS SPECIFICATIONS

      • Normalized tests used to check specifications.
      • Specifications: main constraints for the optimizer.
      • Optimization of the blend: notion of give-away and identification of the key constraints.
  • BASES & ADDITIVES

      • Nature, origin and characteristics of the bases.
      • Additives: best practices for additisation - Properties optimized by additives.
  • BLENDING LAWS USED BY THE OPTIMIZER

      • Density, octane numbers, cetane numbers, vapor pressure, distillation, cloud point, flash point, viscosities, sulfur.
      • Analyzers: principle; sampling loop; Tank Quality Integration (TQI).
      • Particular case of properties optimized by additives (case of CFPP for Diesel fuel).
  • BLEND OPTIMIZATION: SP95 & ADO MANUFACTURING

      • Check of base properties - The optimizer requires all the base properties.
      • Ratio constraints due to inventory constraints.
      • Quality constraints (specifications).
      • Economic optimum.
      • Follow up of the blending with the main process view of the application.
  • BLEND MONITORING

      • Different steps in the calculation of the optimizer - Dynamic optimization of the application.
      • Algorithm principle: integration cycles, optimization cycles, dynamic regulation.
      • Blend manufacturing: how to treat infeasibilities.
  • UPSETS - STUDY CASES

      • Often result from wrong inputs. Identification of the origin of the problem and corrective measures.
      • Switch of the optimizer in “model mode” in case of analyzer failures during the blend.

Learning Objectives

  • Upon completion of the course, the participants will be able to:
  • list the key specifications for each product and predict the impact of each component on each property,
  • describe the blending laws used for each product, and explain how they should be used,
  • monitor a blend thanks to the optimizer, and take the necessary actions required by the optimizer messages.

Ways & Means

  • Training content is fully adapted to the refinery blending optimization tool, which is done under confidentiality agreement.