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VDU performance

 

 

Sensitive distillate yields that need a helping hand

When a Vacuum Distillation Unit (VDU) is not operating at the preferred optimal conditions, vacuum pressure can rise – a modern day nightmare for even the most astute refiner as profitability and valuable yield diminishes.

There are several variants that can cause yield decline, often these are short term disturbances with big repercussions. Being quick to identify these occurrences make them prime candidates for temporary solutions.

A swift intervention to deliver more valuable distillate yields is something that Aggreko Process Services (APS) can help with.

 

Tweaking the small details for bigger profitability gains

Case by case APS will look at and assess each VDU including the desired performance Vs. the actual output. Also, available cooling water temperature and flow rate are all factored into the final delivery solution.

Temporary cooling solutions in this manner are an attractive package as full flexibility is offered to the refinery should they want to exploit specific short-term market opportunities. Monitoring the value of the installation ensures that decommission can always be at the right time for the refiner.

To learn more about the variants that cause yield declines and how variables in the amount of steam added into a VDU see desirable profitability gains, please download our whitepaper ‘Temporary cooling solutions resolve temporary condensation problems in the VDU’.

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