CDU Optimization
CDU Optimization

Why optimize the CDU?

Crude Oil Distillation Unit (CDU) optimisation is challenging due to the complex interactions between crude distillation towers and their associated heat exchanger network (HEN). CDU optimisation is required to:

  • Improve the profitability of the refinery
  • Decrease energy demand and emissions
  • Improve separation performance
  • Increase yields of the more valuable products
  • Increase throughput