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Catalytic Reforming technology - Infographics
IFP Fixed-bed Semi-regenerative Unit Revamps, Troubleshooting
IFP (CCR) Technology Optimization
In trying to determine the potential benefits from revamping a Fixed-bed Semi-Regenerative catalytic reformer, a refiner must evaluate several areas of operation:
— What is the unit operating objective?
— What degrees of freedom are available for revamp /optimization?
— Can refinery margins, and the discretionary capital budgeting program support the revamp / optimization?
Refiners must select the catalytic reformer operating point that will maximize profit within the following:
1) the mechanical constraints of the unit and
2) the short term unit operating objectives.
projects that improve operating profit are compared with the required capital investment.
This is done using discounted cash flow, or one of a number of other capital budgeting analysis tools, and those projects with the greatest return are put at the top of the capital budget list.