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DC-SIM

The KBC SIM Suite Model for Delayed Coking

elayed coking is used in many


refineries to convert
residual
streams to useful products. DC-SIM lets
you operate this unit more effectively, by
allowing you to predict coker yields and
product qualities for all your feedstock
possibilities, coke drum temperatures
and recycle rates options.
Feedstock may be atmospheric
residuals, vacuum residuals, or FCC
slurry. The simulation includes the
furnace, drums, main fractionator, and
the drum vapour quenching system.
Cycle time (drum fill time) and resulting
coke qualities are predicted.
DC-SIM is one of KBCs SIM Suite reactor
models, proven in decades of use by
refiners worldwide.

BENEFITS
Determine the yields for residual feeds from
different available crudes and the yield shift as
increasing amounts of vacuum gas oil are removed
in the vacuum tower
Find the coke fill time with different feeds, feed rates,
drum temperatures, and recycle rates
Generate a consistent set of yield vectors for the LP,
accurately reflecting the feeds from different available
crudes
Determine the most profitable operation of the delayed
coker given its constraints (heater, coke product
properties, pump and compressor capacities)
Train engineers and operators new to delayed coking
by using the model to illustrate cause and effect
through simulation runs

DC-SIM is a valuable tool to evaluate different crudes and


their resulting coking yields on this key refinery process
unit.

FEATURES
Simulation of each coker component furnace, drum
and main column
A first-principles, kinetic approach in modelling the
key cracking and coke formation reactions and their
heat effects
Rigorous heat balance accounting for furnace heat
input, heat rejection (column pump arounds) and
quenches
Detailed yields and product properties
Ability to simulate furnace feed configuration with or
without recycle
A built-in optimiser allows you to identify the most
profitable operation given feed/product pricing,
energy costs, and unit constraints

INTERFACE OPTIONS
DC-SIM is available with a Microsoft Excel based
spreadsheet interface for quick setup, ease-of-use, and
the ability to process multiple calibration and prediction
cases for analysis. Multiple chart options allow easy
analysis of data and model predictions, and concise
summary sheets provide relevant data at a glance.
Excel interfaces are automatically generated and can be
customised to your specific needs.

DC-SIM AND PETRO-SIM


DC-SIM is also available within Petro-SIM and PetroSIM Express. Take advantage of sophisticated analysis
tools, such as the popular LP Utility for easy generation
and maintenance of LP submodels. Generate detailed
models using downstream separation and auxiliary
units, link with assay and feed libraries and crude units
to investigate feedstock effects, or use DC-SIM as part
of a complete refinery, at a level of detail unsurpassed
by any other process simulation package.

DC-SIM can also be used directly within a graphical


user interface, with the same user-friendly look and
feel as our Petro-SIM family of process simulators.
Make configuration changes using drag-and-drop on
a process flowsheet diagram, compare plant data with
results in a meter view, and perform case studies and
optimisations all within a single environment.

Excel is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation

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PROCESS SIMULATORS
Petro-SIM
Petro-SIM Express
Petro-SIM Dynamics

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AMSIM is a trademark of Schlumberger

Capturing knowledge with process simulation


Improving profits with model-based optimisation
Minimising process and utility costs through simulation
Continuously improving operations through unit monitoring
Generating more accurate and cost-effective designs
Maximising control and safety with dynamic flowsheeting

SIM SUITE REFINERY MODELS

FCC-SIM for Fluid Catalytic Cracking


REF-SIM for Catalytic Reforming
HCR-SIM for Hydrocracking
VIS-SIM for Visbreaking and Thermal Cracking
N HTR-SIM, D HTR-SIM, VGO HTR-SIM for
Hydrotreating
RHDS-SIM for Residue Hydrotreating
DC-SIM for Delayed Coking
ALK-SIM for Alkylation
ISOM-SIM for Isomerisation

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WEB-BASED DATA DISPLAY SOFTWARE

Babelfish for Web-Based Real-Time Display from ISS


Babelfish is a trademark of the ISS Group

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