Yli-Opas, K.

Neste Jacobs Oy, Finland

Case history: Optimization of aromatics complex

Bergman, S., Yli-Opas, K., Karlsson, S., Frejborg, A., Neste Jacobs Oy; Vettenranta, J., Borealis Polumers Oy; Rönkä, M., Borealis Polymers Oy

Borealis Polymers executed an online optimization project at its phenol and aromatics plants in Porvoo. The plantwide application increased the output rate by 9% and greatly improved the stability of operations.

Dynamic real-time optimization increases ethylene plant profits

This project resulted in a $12.5 million/yr profit increase and one-month payback