Refinery Upgrade for Thai Oil

Tuesday, October 12, 2010 @ 04:10 PM gHale

Refinery operator Thai Oil Public Company Ltd. signed a five-year deal with Invensys Operations Management to create a refinery-wide optimization application.
Invensys will implement its SimSci-Esscor ROMeo optimization software in an effort to improve the real-time performance of Bangkok-based Thai Oil’s refinery operations.
An integrated software solution for simulation, data reconciliation and operations decision support, the ROMeo software application is a critical part of Thai Oil’s five-year master plan to optimize all its major distillation and conversion units, as well as its plant-wide energy and hydrogen systems. Invensys will also provide turnkey design, engineering, commissioning and consulting services for refinery-wide optimization solutions.
“We look forward to helping Thai Oil achieve sustainable growth as they pursue their long-term strategic plan,” said Ravi Gopinath, president, Invensys Operations Management, Asia Pacific.
SimSci-Esscor’s ROMeo software offers a modeling environment for off-line and on-line optimization. The software provides a scalable environment for optimizing all major refinery units, as well other aspects of the refinery, such as utilities and instrument/equipment performance. Additional benefits come from leveraging predictive models to enhance planning and scheduling decisions, leading to increased refinery margins. It is an integrated software solution for simulation, data reconciliation, operations decision support and optimization.
“Given the difficult economic forecast for refining in the near term, we need a comprehensive, scalable solution that will help us drive continuous peak performance,” said Chaiwat Damrongmongkulgul, deputy managing director, refinery, Thai Oil. “We have had considerable success in implementing advanced process control, but to ensure we meet our long-term strategic objectives, we have to move to real-time optimization.”

2 Responses to “Refinery Upgrade for Thai Oil”

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    Here at World Spinner we are debating the same thing……

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