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

Kortnicki, H.

Fluor Enterprises, Inc., Aliso Viejo, California

Harry Kortnicki is a Reliability/Logistics Engineer with Fluor Enterprises Inc. Mr. Kortnicki has more than 42 yr of experience in reliability, availability and maintainability analysis, logistics and mechanical engineering. He holds a BS degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Colorado and an MS degree in engineering from the University of California at Los Angeles, 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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