NAPCON introduces NAPCON Advisor – a Machine-Learning based crude column on-line yield optimisation solution

Source: press release, 17 May 2021

NAPCON Advisor Column is an advanced AI solution to optimise fractional distillation cut point for maximising the yields of most valuable fractions (illustration: NAPCON)
NAPCON Advisor Column is an advanced AI solution to optimise fractional distillation cut point for maximising the yields of most valuable fractions (illustration: NAPCON)

NAPCON, developed by Neste Engineering Solutions, introduces NAPCON Advisor, a third generation Machine-Learning based solution for crude column on-line yield optimisation.

The NAPCON Advisor is an advanced artificial intelligence solution for operational excellence in an industry 4.0 smart refinery to date. It is a digital plant operator assistant that predicts the future behavior of the crude column process in real time and generates operational proposals using possible scenarios. NAPCON Advisor helps achieve the plant’s true limits by optimising on a case-by-case basis whether it is necessary to reduce CO2 emissions, optimise utilities, or maximise yields.

The journey starts from the crude column
With this first solution, NAPCON Advisor Column, is able to maximise the yield of the most valuable products in fractional distillation. The NAPCON Advisor Column optimises the intersection points of the crude column and thereby the fractions of different yields to optimise the additional refining and blending process. At the same time, it keeps the people in the loop to improve situational awareness and readiness to process deviations and recovery.

The NAPCON Advisor Column is an advanced decision-making solution for production personnel. It continuously optimises the intersection points of fractional distillation to maximise the yield of the most valuable fractions.

The NAPCON Advisor Column helps operations increase productivity and yields. In addition, it increases situational awareness by sharing the vision of the process at all levels of the organisation. Hence, improves their readiness for disturbances, unexpected deviations and incidents. The NAPCON Advisor Column provides better situational awareness for operational excellence.

To learm more about how NAPCON Advisor Column can help, visit www.napconsuite.com/release/napcon-advisor.