Monitoring hydrogen plant performance—Part 2

Process monitoring is an indispensable practice to keep track of KPIs of an H2 plant.

Process monitoring is an indispensable practice to keep track of KPIs of an H2 plant. A good system of process monitoring not only ensures safe and reliable plant operations, but also helps operators to make strategic decisions, such as for catalyst changeout schedules. If KPIs are not monitored closely, there can be situations where the expected yields are not achieved. This affects the economics of the H2 plant and the entire refinery complex.
The main objectives of this article are to guide H2 plant process engineers in monitoring critical parameters and KPIs across each reactor in the H2 flowsheet, and in performing a detailed mass balance across the H2 flowsheet by using available infor

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