SIMONA RADU, DRAGOS CIUPARU MODELLING AND SIMULATION OF AN INDUSTRIAL FLUID CATALYTIC CRACKING UNIT
To meet ever-changing market dynamics, industrial processes must adapt to new structures of the market demand and environmental restrictions. Using the model provided by Aspen HYSYS and adjusting the kinetic parameters, we aimed to simulate the functioning of an industrial plant as such to obtain results as close as possible to the values observed during operation. The adjusted model allows optimization of the industrial plant operation by extending the range of feeds or catalysts, and also by changing the plant geometry leading to higher yields of desired reaction products, which allows maximization of plant profitability.
Keywords: industrial FCC unit, kinetic model, Aspen HYSYS, simulation