Develop a preliminary process simulation model for a new modular Crude Distillation Unit.
The client, a modular design, fabrication, and construction company based in Canada, contracted Process Engineering International (PROCESS) to prepare a first pass, non-optimized simulation for a new Crude Distillation Unit (CDU). The modular system will initially operate as a topping unit and will ultimately be installed in Kurdistan. The simulation model was developed to provide a first-pass cost estimate for the design/build of the modular system. The following products will be produced by the CDU:
- No. 2 Oil
- Atmospheric Residual.
PROCESS prepared the CDU simulation using HYSYS simulation software. The simulation provided a basis for preliminary equipment sizing, initial configuration of the CDU, and an early prediction of product quantities and qualities.
A brief summary of the simulation model along with the raw data files for the HYSYS simulation were provided to the client.
- Distillation design
- Modular process equipment design