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For a crude distillation unit, what should be the top temperature of the column, draw off temperatures for naphtha, kerosene and diesel, and the bottom temperature of the column?
11/08/2020 A: keith bowers, B and B Consulting, kebowers47@gmail.com
Establishing the optimum products to make from crude distillation is a task best solved with a good LP model like that available in PIMS. One simply cannot guess cutpoints, draw temperatures and the many other manipulated variables without knowing the objectives.
11/08/2020 A: sam lordo, Becht Engineering, salordo@comcast.net
This answer has to start with questions:
What are your production goals ( roduct, etc)?
What crudes do you have access to?
Then you can look at temperaturess, pressures, and recycle rates to achieve your economic goals