Perform an independent engineering technical design review of a modular Crude Distillation Unit.
The client, a modular design and fabrication company based in Canada, contracted Process Engineering International (PROCESS) to provide a refinery Crude Distillation Unit (CDU) “cold eyes” third-party independent design review to help identify design gaps or issues. Items considered included control philosophy, startup issues, and general best practices around CDU design. Specific items reviewed included:
- Preheat Train
- Flash Drum
- Furnace Heater
- Crude Column
- Distillate Stripper
- Heat and Mass Balance
- Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&IDs)
- Residence Times
- Reflux Drum
Numerous recommendations were made to improve the design. As a result of this design review, PROCESS was invited to participate in HAZOP safety review of the CDU design which took place at the client’s site in Canada.
Modular Equipment Manufacturing / Petroleum Refining
- Distillation design
- Modular equipment design