Are you trying to determine the optimal operating strategy to achieve ultra low sulphur final product specifications? Are you trying to determine how a particular feed will affect catalyst run length? Are you hydrogen constrained and need to understand the real hydrogen demands within your refinery? Are you trying to understand the impact that arsenic poisoning will have on catalyst deactivation?
KBC’s DHTR-SIM has been used worldwide for over 20 years to help refiners just like you to answer these and many other questions. DHTR-SIM lets you examine the effect changes in operating conditions, feed rates, feed qualities, and recycle cut point have on yields, hydrogen consumption, and catalyst run length.
DHTR-SIM has been used successfully to:
- Generate and maintain LP vectors
- Analyse the impact of changes in feed and operating conditions on unit performance
- Optimise unit operation against real constraints
- Track and trend unit performance indicators
- Determine hydrogen demand for changing feedstocks
DHTR-SIM can be used in standalone mode to investigate the performance of the hydrotreater unit in isolation, as part of a hydrogen management study with other hydrogen producing or consuming units, or as part of a refinery wide model that investigates the complex relationships between different processing units and the macro effect of changes in the hydrotreater unit on the entire refinery performance.