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Refinery Process Modeling - A Practical Guide to Steady State Modeling of Petroleum Processes

Kaes, Gerald L.

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ISBN 10: 0967927404 / ISBN 13: 9780967927404
Published by Kaes Enterprises, GA, 2000
Condition: Very good+ Hardcover
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Title: Refinery Process Modeling - A Practical ...

Publisher: Kaes Enterprises, GA

Publication Date: 2000

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very good+

Dust Jacket Condition: no dust jacket

Edition: First Edition.

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Synopsis:

This book is a practical guide to the steady state modeling of petroleum processes (using commercial simulators).

The book bridges the gap between theoretical computer simulator programs and real world refinery processes. It is based on the author's practical experience in modeling refining processes for over 35 years and is the outgrowth of hundreds of training courses he has presented. The simulation techniques are general and may be applied to any commercial simulation program that has the necessary features to model petroleum processes.

Features include:
. Petroleum characteristics and standard laboratory tests
. Procedures for estimating incomplete laboratory test information
. Development of pseudo-components to represent petroleum
. Practical thermodynamic information
. Understandable approach to modeling distillation
. General technical information for processes
. Test data collection and reconciliation for processes
. Simulation techniques for refinery reaction systems
. Simulation procedures for processes
. Processes included are:
-Crude and vacuum distillation
-FCC processes
-Catalytic reforming processes
-Hydrogen processes
-Thermal processes
-Alkylation processes
-Miscellaneous processes

The reader will gain a working knowledge of the petroleum refining processes. The tips and tricks presented in this book will help the reader avoid the time consuming pitfalls so often encountered when developing simulation models.

The book contains a glossary of petroleum and chemical engineering terminology and an extensive index.

From the Author:

At the request of several colleagues, I decided to write this book to communicate the many things I have learned about simulation of the petroleum processes these past thirty-eight years.

The focus of this book is practical. Engineering theory is good and necessary; however, it is based on perfect processes and simplifying assumptions. Practicing engineers know that it is necessary to apply experience factors to reconcile theoretical expressions with real world processes. This book provides many of the experience factors that I have acquired for the petroleum processes.

This book is written for engineers who use commercial software for their simulation efforts. Because of the enormous costs of developing and maintaining simulation software, most corporations have abandoned their own efforts and use a vendor-supplied simulation program. Commercial simulators are generally based on open-literature methods and may not allow the use of proprietary methods to improve the accuracy of models.

Nevertheless, it is possible to develop accurate and useful models for petroleum processes with commercial simulators. The author has extensive experience with the Hyprotech HYSIM and HYSYS programs, and the SimSci PROVISION program. However, the principles in this book are not simulator specific and may be used with any simulator having the features necessary to model petroleum processes.

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