Modeling and Optimizing Refinery Reactors (FCC, Catalytic Reformer, Hydrocracker) Using Aspen HYSYS Petroleum Refining

Course Id:  EHY264   |   Duration:  4.00 day(s)   |   CEUs Awarded:  2.8   |   Level:  Intermediate


Course Objective

Modeling an ideal refinery is key to successful operations to prevent bottlenecks and maximize profits. In this class, you will learn and apply best practices to build, troubleshoot and optimize FCC, Catalytic Reformer, Hydrocracker reactor model units using Aspen HYSYS® Petroleum Refining. In this class, you will also learn technique to generate delta vectors which can be used in the refinery LP planning model (Aspen PIMS) to improve refinery crude feedstock selection and plant-wide optimization. This customized course is primarily workshop-based with an introductory lecture and demonstration.

Course Overview

  • Learn efficient use of different HYSYS petroleum refining functions to build steady-state Fluidized Catalytic Cracking, Catalytic Reformer, Hydrocracker reactor model
  • Study and understand difference between simulation and calibration environments of each reactor model
  • Calibrate each reactor model with various plant measurement data
  • Develop skills to build each individual reactor model template and integrate with Hysys petroleum refining flowsheet  
  • Learn to evaluate each reactor model performance with various operating conditions
  • Learn to generate delta vectors through HYSYS petroleum refining functions for optimization in PIMS

Benefits

  • Build, evaluate Fluidized Catalytic Cracking (FCC) Reactor, Catalytic Reformer, Hydrocracker Reactor models
  • Learn how to create refinery reactor templates and understand workflow for each reactor
  • Troubleshoot and Optimize Fluidized Catalytic Cracking (FCC) Reactor, Catalytic Reformer, Hydrocracker models

Audience

  • Refinery process and design professionals working in the operation, design and troubleshooting of all refining activities especially those with a focus on Fluidized Catalytic Cracking (FCC) Reactor, Catalytic Reformer, Hydrocracker
  • Process engineers doing refinery process design and optimization projects and studies
  • Plant and Facility engineers who evaluate Fluidized Catalytic Cracking (FCC) Reactor, Catalytic Reformer, Hydrocracker performance under different operating conditions
  • Process engineers wishing to gain a perspective of how the complex reactor models fits into the operation of a complete refining plant

Approach

  • Overview of Fluidized Catalytic Cracking (FCC) Reactor, Catalytic Reformer, Hydrocracker Reactor Model Configuration & Workflow
  • Hands on Workshops
  • Experienced instructor-guided demonstration
  • Q&A on student specific problems

Prerequisites

Familiarity with process simulation is preferred, but not required. Having refinery work experience is added advantage to understand various units of refining plant. 

Subsequent Courses

Course Series Information

Please note this is a course series that includes selected content from the following courses:

  • EHY 150 Refinery Process Modeling using Aspen HYSYS and Aspen HYSYS Petroleum Refining

Class Schedule

Class Agenda

EHY264: Modeling and Optimizing Refinery Reactors (FCC, Catalytic Reformer, Hydrocracker) Using Aspen HYSYS Petroleum Refining

Overview Refinery Reactors

  • Recognize application and usage of Aspen HYSYS Petroleum Refining Reactors
  • Review refinery reactor capabilities in Aspen HYSYS Petroleum Refining
  • Introduce workflow of various reactor models 
Getting Started Hysys Petroleum Refining
  • Introduce Aspen HYSYS Petroleum Refining
  • Outline the workflow for starting a HYSYS Petroleum Refining Simulation
  • Discuss Petroleum Assay input options
  • Use HYSYS Petroleum Refining assays with in a process flowsheet
  • Workshop: Add assay data with petroleum properties and install into a flowsheet material stream
Petroleum Feeder
  • Add a Petroleum Feeder unit operation to a HYSYS Petroleum Refining simulation
  • Describe how a Petroleum Feeder can be used to setup feeds as blends and/or cuts of petroleum assays
  • Workshop: Introduce a Petroleum Feeder to a flowsheet and explore petroleum stream physical properties
Assay Manipulator
  • Use the Assay Manipulator operation to adjust petroleum properties
  • Workshop: Modify petroleum properties using the Assay Manipulator
Fluidized Catalytic Cracking (FCC) Reactor
  • Create and configure FCC (Fluidized Catalytic Cracking) template
  • Calibrate an FCC model using a variety of data sets
  • Import FCC reactor model into a HYSYS Petroleum Refining flowsheet and integrate it with other unit operations
  • Use the case study feature to evaluate fluid catalytic reactor model performance with various operating conditions
  • Workshop: Create an FCC template file and use it to test a variety of operational parameters; calibrate FCC with different data sets and introduce it to an Aspen HYSYS Petroleum Refining flowsheet
Engineering Study and Refinery Planning Model Update for FCC Optimization
  • Implement Aspen HYSYS Petroleum Refining to help on engineering study and refinery planning model update
  • Adjust petroleum properties with Assay Manipulator operations
  • Discuss the transfer of data from Aspen HYSYS Petroleum Refining to Aspen PIMS for on-demand adjustments to refinery planning models
  • Use the case study to analyze engineering problem and generate Linear Programming (LP) sub-model data.
  • Workshop: Review and understand workflow for making HYSYS model data readable by Aspen PIMS for FCC reactor model
Hydrocracker Reactor
  • Create and configure hydrocracker template
  • Calibrate hydrocracker model using a variety of data sets
  • Import hydrocracker model into a HYSYS Petroleum Refining flowsheet and integrate it with other unit operations
  • Use the case study feature to evaluate hydrocracker model performance with various operating conditions
  • Workshop: Create hydrocracker template file and use it to test a variety of operational parameters; calibrate hydrocracker model with different data sets and introduce it to an Aspen HYSYS Petroleum Refining flowsheet
Engineering Study and Refinery Planning Model Update for Hydrocracker Optimization
  • Implement Aspen HYSYS Petroleum Refining to help on engineering study and refinery planning model update
  • Adjust petroleum properties with Assay Manipulator operations
  • Discuss the transfer of data from Aspen HYSYS Petroleum Refining to Aspen PIMS for on-demand adjustments to refinery planning models
  • Use the case study to analyze engineering problem and generate Linear Programming (LP) sub-model data
  • Workshop: Review and understand workflow for making HYSYS model data readable by Aspen PIMS for hydrocracker reactor model
Catalytic Reformer Reactor
  • Create and configure a catalytic reformer template
  • Calibrate a catalytic reformer model using a variety of data sets
  • Import a catalytic reformer into a HYSYS Petroleum Refining flowsheet and integrate it with other unit operations
  • Use the case study feature to evaluate catalytic reformer reactor model performance with various operating conditions
  • Workshop: Create catalytic reformer template file and use it to test a variety of operational parameters; calibrate a catalytic reformer with different data sets and introduce it to an Aspen HYSYS Petroleum Refining flowsheet
Engineering Study and Refinery Planning Model Update for Catalytic Reformer Optimization
  • Implement Aspen HYSYS Petroleum Refining to help on engineering study and refinery planning model update
  • Discuss the transfer of data from Aspen HYSYS Petroleum Refining to Aspen PIMS for on-demand adjustments to refinery planning models
  • Use the case study to analyze engineering problem and generate Linear Programming (LP) sub-model data
  • Workshop: Review and understand workflow for making HYSYS model data readable by Aspen PIMS for catalytic reformer reactor model

Aspen Technology, Inc. awards Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for training classes conducted by our organization. One CEU is granted for every 10 hours of class participation.