April 19, 2024
Babak Aghel

Babak Aghel

Academic rank: Associate professor
Address: Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Energy, Kermanshah University of Technology (KUT), Imam Khomeini Highway, Kermanshah, Iran
Education: Ph.D in Chemical Engineering
Phone: 083-38305000 (1168)
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering

Research

Title
Simulation of pentane plant of Kermanshah oil refinery company
Type Article
Keywords
fractionator column; mean absolute percentage error; Naphtha; optimization; process variables; splitter column
Researchers Babak Aghel، Ashkan Gouran، Mohammad Hamed Razmehgir

Abstract

Pentane unit is one of the sub-units of Kermanshah oil refinery in which high purity pentane is produced through decomposing from Light Straight Run Gasoline (LSRG). The effects of the process variables, such as feed flow rate, feed entrance tray, feed temperature, and number of trays on the purity of npentane were investigated. It was found that the mean absolute percentage error for temperature, the pressure and composition of normal pentane were 0.944,1.492 and 1.28, respectively. Based on the results, using distillation, LSRG was decomposed into normal pentane of 97% using the two columns.