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Residue hydro-cracking

Neste inks collaboration deal with Chevron

Published : 09 Nov 2018, 02:51

Updated : 09 Nov 2018, 11:19

  DF Report

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Chevron Lummus Global (CLG) and Neste Engineering Solutions have signed a collaboration agreement on the use of NAPCON operator training simulators for residue hydro-cracking technologies, said a press release on Thursday.

The agreement will cover all residue hydro-cracking technologies of Chevron Lummus Global, for example LC-FININGTM, LC-Max®, and LC-SLURRY. The purpose of the collaboration is to offer solutions for all end-customer training solution needs for operating residue hydro-cracking.

Simulator-based training is an effective learning method at different phases of a production plant lifecycle. NAPCON Simulators can be utilised in the design phase by testing the process design to verify functionalities.

Naturally, the NAPCON Simulator is used for smooth start-up and shut-down of a plant. Furthermore, during operations, special situations such as feed changes, equipment changes, end product changes, and so forth can also be rehearsed with it.

“By entering into this collaboration, we are responding to the increasing customer need to guarantee safe and efficient production operations. We believe that utilising a truly realistic operator training system, we can help our customers to reach that goal. We have a joint track record with NAPCON for over a decade now with working on residue hydro-cracking process. NAPCON Simulator has dynamic process models that truly match the actual process in any conditions, which we have not seen anywhere. This cooperation will bring significant added value to our customers and it is a perfect fit to our process licences,” said Chevron Lummus Global Managing Director Leon de Bruyn.

Neste Engineering Solutions Managing Director Patrick von Essen said, “We are very excited to announce this collaboration with Chevron Lummus Global, which is a leading process technology licensor for hydro-cracking technologies and a global leader in catalyst system supply. They are one of the best known companies in the oil industry and have contributed to the oil industry for a long time. With this cooperation with CLG our target is to deliver complete operator training solutions to our customers and bring added value to our customers by providing a total solution jointly with CLG.”