Hydrogen Network Optimization for MIDOR and MUSTROD Egyptian Refineries

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Year:
2016
Type of Publication:
Article
Keywords:
Egyptian Oil Refineries, Hydrogen Networks, Hydrogen Management, Optimization, Process Integration
Authors:
Abeer M. Shoaib; Ahmed A. Bhran; Mohamed I. Seddik
Journal:
IJAIM
Volume:
4
Number:
4
Pages:
130-136
Month:
January
Abstract:
Most of the current petroleum refineries in Egypt as well as overall the world consumed hydrogen in their conversion plants such as hydrotreating, hydrocracking, isomerization and lubricant plants. On the other hand, these refineries produce hydrogen in other plants such as hydrogen production and naphtha reformers plants. So it is important to optimize the hydrogen network for each refinery. The aim of the present study is to introduce a systematic procedure for optimum hydrogen network synthesis for two Egyptian refineries. The objective of this procedure is to minimize the fresh hydrogen makeup and off-gas discharge flow rates as well as maximizing the hydrogen recovery for recycle/reuse, possibly through off-gas purification techniques. A combination of two published methods has been applied in order to select the best stream to be purified. The optimized hydrogen network for each of the two investigated refineries is defined and the economic study showed a reduction in the operating cost of hydrogen and this in turn add an economic value for each refinery.
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