A significant reduction in energy consumption per barrel of crude oil processed has been effected at Shell Oil's Wood River, Illinois, Refinery during the past two years. Some of the projects which have resulted in reduced energy consumption are:
1. Improved furnace efficiency through closer surveillance and through installation of optimizing controllers on certain furnaces.
2. Lowered reflux-to-feed ratios on certain fractionating columns following reoptimization of operating conditions with current fuel values.
3. Additional heat exchangers purchased and installed on plants originally designed and optimized at lower fuel values.
This paper discusses examples of each of the above projects and the design principles used in developing the projects.
Marshall, J. A. and Kiehne, A. D., "Energy Saving Projects Recently Completed at a Large Petroleum Refinery" (1974). UMR-MEC Conference. 25.
1st UMR-MEC Conference on Energy Resources (1974: Apr. 24-26, Rolla, MO)
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