A taguchi-SQP approach for minimizing energy per unit diesel production at crude distillation unit

Mardhati Zainal-Abidin, Nooryusmiza Yusoff, Khairiyah Mohd-Siraj

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Abstract

Crude distillation unit (CDU) is one of the largest energy consumer units in a refinery. It consumes around 35-40% of the total process energy in refinery. This paper presents a systematic approach for selecting optimization variables using Taguchi method. These variables are subsequently employed in minimizing energy consumption per unit diesel production at CDU. A steady state model of the CDU was developed under the HYSYS 7.2 environment and utilized to demonstrate the efficacy of this method. Optimum energy consumption per unit diesel production obtained from Taguchi were validated by comparing the results with those obtained from HYSYS built-in SQP solver. The results reveal that the combination of Taguchi and SQP solver can reduce CPU time for optimization purposes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on Process Engineering and Advanced Materials, ICPEAM 2012
EditorsLukman Ismail, Khairun Azizi Azizli, Thanabalan Murugesan, Saibal Ganguly , Yoshimitsu Uemura
PublisherTrans Tech Publications
Pages220-231
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9783038350521
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventInternational Conference on Process Engineering and Advanced Materials 2012 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 12 Jun 201214 Jun 2012

Publication series

NameAdvanced Materials Research
Volume917
ISSN (Print)1022-6680
ISSN (Electronic)1662-8985

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Process Engineering and Advanced Materials 2012
Abbreviated titleICPEAM 2012
CountryMalaysia
CityKuala Lumpur
Period12/06/1214/06/12

Keywords

  • CDU
  • HYSYS
  • Optimization
  • SQP
  • Taguchi method

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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