Hyperion delivers Hydro-cracking Model and Reforming Model for OAO “Slavneft-YANOS” Refinery in Yaroslavl, Russia

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Hyperion Systems Engineering announces the successful delivery of two Reactor Model systems for the Reforming and Hydro-cracking Units at “Slavneft-YANOS” Refinery in Yaroslavl. The Reactor Models were delivered in partnership with KBC Technologies.

“Slavneft-YANOS” Refinery Representative, Presenting at the 2nd Hyperion Russia Technology Conference, May 2012

Deploying high fidelity Reactor Modeling Technology is an important component towards achieving operational excellence in petroleum refining.

Hyperion Systems Engineering (Hyperion), the leading independent solutions provider to the global process industries, announces the successful delivery of two Reactor Model systems for the Reforming and Hydro-cracking Units at OAO “Slavneft-YANOS” Refinery in Yaroslavl, Russia. The Reactor Models were delivered in partnership with KBC Technologies.

Hyperion’s turnkey responsibilities on the Reactor Models project included the following activities for each unit:

  •     Software installation and commissioning at site
  •     Data collection and validation
  •     Model building: calibration of the models based on the real data from the actual refinery units
  •     Periodical model recalibrations
  •     Model and software maintenance
  •     Provision of series of trainings on Petro-SIM, AMSIM, DISTOP, and Reactor Models (REF-SIM, HCR-SIM)
  •     Provision of tutorials, manuals and other appropriate documentation

Hyperion and OAO “Slavneft-YANOS” have also developed an action plan that includes building a rigorous model of FCC-SIM unit, creating integration between the refinery’s planning system (PIMS) and the models, as well as other projects that will result in having an integrated refinery-wide model.

Mr. Rumyantsev, the Head of Technical Department at OAO “Slavneft-YANOS,” stated, “We have been actively using the KBC reforming and hydro-cracking reactor models on the Petro-SIM Express platform for some years now, and we have been repeatedly convinced of their high quality and efficiency. With their use we were able to create accurate kinetic models of our plant units, predict their working parameters, as well as improve our production planning operations. The most significant effect results from integration with PIMS, with the generation of vectors for linear programming. We look forward to continuing the cooperation with Hyperion towards the creation of a complete integrated model for the whole Refinery.”

Mr. Victor Shkanakin, General Manager of Hyperion Systems Engineering Russia, stated, “Deploying high fidelity Reactor Modeling Technology is an important component towards achieving operational excellence in petroleum refining, because they enable a refinery to improve their production planning, monitor and predict the unit performance, as well as do real-time optimization. As our many years of experience have shown, with proper support from management, using these models can help increase the profitability of a refinery. We hope we will be able to share more of our common experiences with OAO “Slavneft-YANOS” during our upcoming 3rd Technology Conference next October.”

About Slavneft-Yanos Refinery
OAO “Slavneft-YANOS” is Slavneft’s largest oil refinery with a rated annual capacity of 15.0 mln tons.

OAO “Slavneft-YANOS” outputs over 100 types of products, including high-quality motor gasoline, eco-friendly diesel fuel, jet fuel, base oils, bitumen, paraffins and waxes, aromatic hydrocarbons and furnace fuel. Many of these products are winners at local, regional, and Russian-wide competitions. In 2009, OAO “Slavneft-YANOS” was awarded the Prize of the Russian Federation Government for great achievements in the field of products quality enhancement and introduction of the effective management methods.

From the end of the 1990s, OAO “Slavneft-YANOS” has been implementing a large-scale upgrade program. During this period, 19 major processing units were reconstructed and built, including construction of a high-end deep oil processing plant, consisting of hydro-cracking, visbreaking and catalytic reforming units.

In 2011, OAO “Slavneft-YANOS” launched С5-С6 fractions of isomerization unit, and cat-cracked gasoline hydrotreatment unit. Commissioning of these industrial facilities enabled OAO “Slavneft-YANOS” to fully convert to production of motor gasolines and commercial diesel fuel under the environmental standard Euro-5 from July 2012.

For more information, see OAO “Slavneft-YANOS” online at http://www.slavneft.ru/eng, http://www.refinery.yaroslavl.su.

About KBC Technologies
A leading independent consultancy and software company dedicated to the design, operation and management of hydrocarbon processing facilities worldwide, generates value and reduces risk by empowering our clients with advice and technology to deliver enduring excellence in safety, profitability and environmental performance.

For more than 33 years, KBC has provided best-practice solutions and software to the refining industry. Most of the major international, national and independent oil and energy companies have engaged KBC to help them formulate and execute corporate strategy, develop superior return-on-capital investments, improve the effectiveness and profitability of existing assets, and sustainably develop their workforce.

For more information, see KBC online at http://www.kbcat.com.

About Hyperion
Hyperion Systems Engineering is a globally operating, independent provider of consulting & advisory services, systems engineering solutions and professional implementation services and support to process manufacturers. With 20 years of experience in the Upstream Oil & Gas, Petroleum Refining & Petrochemicals, Chemical, Power, Water and Metals industries, Hyperion helps its customers reduce operating and supply chain costs, improve safety and increase their overall profitability, always cognisant of environmental impact.

Employing a workforce of top engineers, consultants and project managers distributed across several locations, Hyperion operates world-wide delivering systems engineering solutions in areas such as Process Modeling and Optimisation, Operator Training Simulators, Basic and Advanced Process Control, Manufacturing Execution Systems, Data Validation and Reconciliation, Laboratory Information Systems, Plant Performance Management and Advanced Supply Chain Planning and Scheduling.

Hyperion’s professional advisory and consulting services range from Strategic Opportunity Assessment, Technology Readiness and Front End Engineering Design studies, Project Management Consulting and Program Management, to knowledge transfer assurance, technology review, training and education.

Hyperion Systems Engineering Ltd. is a company incorporated under the laws of the Republic of Cyprus and is the holding company of the Hyperion Systems Engineering group with registered subsidiaries in Greece, China, Russian Federation, Singapore, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kingdom of Bahrain, India, United Kingdom and the United States. The company is also certified to the ISO 9001:2008 standard, is reviewed by TRACE International and is accredited with the Investors in People Standard.

For more information, visit hyperionsystems.net or contact:
Hyperion Systems Engineering Ltd.
38, Strovolou Avenue
Nicosia, CY2018, Cyprus
Phone +357 22840700
Fax +357 22590009

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