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Press release from Petroecuador
EP Petroecuador implemented in its refining operations the Refinery Petrochemical Modeling System (RPMS), an integral system that supports the development and analysis of mathematical programming models of refineries and petrochemical plants. The RPMS is the software that is used to do the Linear Planning of the process.
Its function is to facilitate the definition and generation of a model (matrix) for the optimization of mathematical programming and provide information from the optimal solution. The RPMS helps oil and petrochemical companies achieve maximum profitability through effective planning, taking into account the factors that affect the company's operations.
The Public Company, currently has a global model that includes the submodels of the Esmeraldas, La Libertad, Shushufindi refineries; the El Beaterio and Pascuales terminals; as well as those of distribution of fuels, of the north and south zones.
The preconditions to the application of the RPMS system were the following:
Corporate Headquarters Programming and Operational Coordination EP Petroecuador is in charge of managing the global model and the system acts l obtained the following:
In other words, the application of the Petrochemical Modeling System of the RPMS Refinery (for its acronym in English) has brought benefits in the operation of refineries and terminals of EP Petroecuador. The ultimate goal of this system is to produce more at lower cost .
Although promising results have been obtained, there are still some goals to be achieved to make the public oil company even more profitable. Among the future actions to be executed are the following:
So far the following evaluations have been made after the implementation of the RPMS :
As in any process, the results obtained are those that determine whether the project is successful or not. So far, the application of the RPMS system has the following relevance:
The most relevant point is that there is a clear reduction in the importation of High Octane Naphtha (NAO) 93 RON.
For the test runs in the case of importing Nafta RON 95 instead of RON 93, the scenario is unfavorable, since the consumption of own gasoline is very low, that is, it increases imports.
The Chief of Programming and Operational Coordination saw the need to work in the transport structure to correctly define the necessary volumes of importation of NAO and Diesel Premium.
This press release was published using an automatic translation system.