:: International Transaction Journal of Engineering, Management, & Applied Sciences & Technologies
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Abdulrazzaq Saeed Abdullah, Layla Balasem Almalike, Amjed Ahmed Ali, Akram Awad Al-Asadi (Department of Chemical and Petrochemical Engineering, Southern Technical University, IRAQ),
Mohammed A. Al-Matwari (NHT Catalytic Reforming Unit, Basra Crude Oil Refinery, Basra, IRAQ).
Disciplinary: Chemical, Petrochemical, Petroleum Engineering.
Keywords: Oil refinery; Crude oil distillation; Light naphtha (LN); Heavy naphtha (HN); Whole naphtha; Sensitivity analysis; Reboiler duty; Basra; Aspen Hysys process modeling.
The simulation and optimization of the naphtha splitter in the Basra Crude Oil Refinery by Aspen HYSYS are studied. The simulation results of the naphtha splitter column were attained and compared with the practical refinery data, such as flow rates, pressures, and temperatures. Sensitivity analyses are used to examine the effect of the process operating conditions on the flow rates of light naphtha (LN) and heavy naphtha (HN) as well as heat duties of reboiler and condenser. The results showed that is possible to decrease the duties of the reboiler and condenser by 37% and 43%, respectively when the reflux rate is reduced to 6334 Kg/h. The LN flow rate is increased not that much when the top pressure is reduced from 6 to 5.9 bar. The optimum operating conditions determined by the simulation reduced the energy consumed in heat transfer equipment.
Paper ID: 12A7D
Cite this article:
Abdullah, A. S., Almalike, L. B., Ali, A. A., Al-Asadi, A. A., and Al-Matwari, M. A. (2021). Simulation and Energy Saving Optimization in Naphtha Splitter. International Transaction Journal of Engineering, Management, & Applied Sciences & Technologies, 12(7), 12A7D, 1-10. http://doi.org/10.14456/ITJEMAST.2021.130