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Mathematical Modelling and Simulation of Petrochemical Processes

Mizwa Anuar Bin Mat Tahir, Mizwa Anuar (2010) Mathematical Modelling and Simulation of Petrochemical Processes. Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The main objectives of this project is to set up the process model for Propane, C3H8 (Distillate) and Butane, C4H10 (Bottom) distillation column, to build up MATLAB Simulink program for simulations of mentioned process and to analyze the process with parameters change. From this project, student will also be able to learn about the current crude oil distillation processes and the related factors that could improve the efficiency of the output products which are the Top product and Bottom product. Refineries are among the largest energy consumers in the chemical industries. It was evaluated that the energy requirement for the crude oil distillation plant is an amount of fuel equivalent to the 2% of the total crude processed. For this reason there is a great interest to identify ways to improve the energy efficiency of the existing plants. The scope of study is to use the MATLAB software to simulate the petroleum distillation process base from the developed mathematical modeling done by fellow researcher. Then, analysis will be conducted base from the simulation. Modifications on the parameters of the simulation program could be done to improve the efficiency of the output products. The methodology of the project would first start with the research study on current crude oil distillation processes and the mathematical modeling constructed. After that, use the developed mathematical modeling to simulate the processes using MATLAB software. Finally, analyze and modify the model to increase the efficiency of the output products. There are several findings up until this report was produced. One of it is related with the design of the distillation column that could influence the percentage of the output products. As the number of tray increases, the purity of the Top product will also increases. But, there will be issues with the energy consume and economic cost. Besides, changes in parameters give different effects on the output products. Thus proper considerations need to be done for each situation.

Item Type: Final Year Project
Subject: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Engineering > Mechanical
Depositing User: Users 1278 not found.
Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2012 15:53
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2017 09:42
URI: http://utpedia.utp.edu.my/id/eprint/3788

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