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Northern Europe refinery saves EUR 10 million/year

A refinery in Scandinavia wanted to keep their competitive edge. The operator had recently purchased fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) units and wanted to maximize their investment. They were looking for long term tools and interested in using simulation software. The operator thought that creating digital twins would be the ideal effort to support their goals.

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The challenge

A refinery in north Europe recently purchased fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) units and wanted to maximize their investment. They thought that creating digital twins would be the ideal effort to support their goals.

However, the operator was concerned that the value of their technology investment would be unsustainable due to lack of employee capability, previous poor software experiences, and limited formal technology work processes. They needed more than just software.

Solution

KBC consultants gave the operator hands on guidance from beginning to end. This included guiding the operator from data connectivity through designing a digital twin to the hands-on training and procedure updates needed for value sustainment.

The results

The operator saved EUR 10 million/year and improved the feedstock selection by using a more accurate FCC LP sub model.

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