Modeling and simulation of energy distribution systems in a petrochemical plant

Yeong Ho Yoo, Heui Seok Yi, Yeong Koo Yeo, Myung Kil Kim, Hong Suk Yang, Kwang Pil Chung

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A systematic method for analysis and design of plant-wide energy distribution systems is proposed to minimize the net cast of providing energy to the plant. The method is based on the steady-state modeling and simulation of steam generation process and steam distribution network. Modeling of steam generation process and steam distribution network were performed based on actual plant operation data. Heuristic operational knowledges are incorporated in the modeling of steam distribution network. Newton's iteration method and a simple linear programming algorithm were employed in the simulation. The letdown amount from superheated high-pressure steam (SS) header and the amount of SS produced at the boiler showed good agreement with those of actual operational data.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)384-392
Number of pages9
JournalKorean Journal of Chemical Engineering
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1996 Jan 1



  • Distribution network
  • Steam distribution system
  • Steam header

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