Our comprehensive capacity and debottlenecking studies help clients determine the limitations affecting their facility throughput. RCE has performed these studies for various facilities including cryogenic NGL plants, NGL fractionation plants, and NRU facilities among others. As the first step in the study, we will gather data from your facility, which can be done either in person or remotely per client preference.
Inlet Condition Evaluation
Part of a debottlenecking study may include the evaluation of any change in inlet conditions from design. Changes in inlet conditions can de-rate equipment design throughput and functionality. Some of the factors we evaluate are pressure, temperature, and composition, including water content.
Facility Data Match
The main portion of the study will examine each piece of equipment in the process. This is accomplished by creating a data match simulation for your facility. Our experienced process engineers will simulate the process from inlet to outlet. If the client prefers, we can focus on a particular area of the plant such as refrigeration.
From these results, RCE will pinpoint which particular equipment is limiting capacity. We will provide expected increase throughput for the recommended changes. This targeted approach lets our clients maximize their dollars spent for the most impact. Additionally, RCE is capable of designing a new train depending on your particular capacity needs.