Dinh Quang Tuyen, a chemical engineering student from the Hanoi University of Science and Technology, has won an award at the UniSim Design Student Challenge contest.
Tuyen’s winning design used advanced process modelling software to simulate a key petroleum refinery process to help optimise production.
Tuyen used UniSim Design Suite to simulate Fluidised Catalytic Cracking (FCC), the most important conversion process used in petroleum refineries. It is expected that Tuyen’s design will help to maximise the gasoline yield produced. The model was tested for accuracy using crude oil from a Vietnamese refinery.Tuyen made a presentation about his winning design to nearly 300 experts and companies in this industry at the Honeywell Users Group (HUG) Asia-Pacific Symposium recently held in Gold Coast, Australia./.