Environment & Safety Gas Processing/LNG Maintenance & Reliability Petrochemicals Process Control Process Optimization Project Management Refining

Gandhi, S.

Fluor Enterprises, Inc., Aliso Viejo, California

Shamim A. Gandhi is a Process Engineering Manager with Fluor Enterprises Inc. He has more than 35 yr of experience in front-end process engineering and process design of petroleum refineries and gas processing plants. He holds an MS degree in chemical engineering from the University of California at Berkeley and is a registered Professional Engineer in California.

RAM analysis for refinery process design optimization

Fluor Enterprises, Inc.: Gandhi, S.  |  Kortnicki, H.  |  Nangia, K.

RAM refers to reliability, availability and maintainability analysis. The RAM model uses discrete event simulation (DES) software and provides a quantitative assessment of the performance of an industrial plant. This article discusses the use of RAM analysis on petroleum refinery projects to select an optimum process configuration and associated storage requirements.

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