KBC drew on its experience in developing process models that use test-run data to reflect actual operation. Using Petro-SIM software, these models integrated new and existing process units to allow for an assessment of various modes of operation.
We produced pre-design documentation and then developed two options for comparison and ranking:
- Removal of benzene precursors from naphtha feedstock;
- Benzene removal from reformate products.
Capital investment and operational costs associated with the refinery configuration were calculated. Detailed economic models were then produced to estimate return on investment.