Simulation models of all process and utility plants were developed using KBC’s Petro-SIM software, providing reliability and consistency in analyses and evaluations. The road map detailed a range of energy prices at which investment to achieve a reduction in energy intensity of 20% would become attractive.
No/ low-cost solution that would reduce water intensity by 36% (exceeding target) and energy intensity by 15% were identified. A robust strategy to meet the 25% energy reduction target was developed and the necessary investment criteria were described. Following the success of the program, KBC was awarded a similar project at one of the customer's sister sites.