Leveraging Next Generation APC Technology to Compress Decision Cycles

1 hour

Advanced process control (APC) is a key foundational technology in the ongoing digitalization at one of Shell’s Refineries in Deer Park, Texas. It is used to continuously push facilities to their optimum constraints when faced with disturbances such as changes in feed, ambient conditions or economics.

This webinar showcases the use of a new, next generation APC technology, jointly developed by Shell and Yokogawa – called Platform for Advanced Control and Estimation (PACE). The focus will be on a reformer unit, commissioned in 2019, where the variability of octane was significantly reduced resulting in significant operating benefits.