Refining & Petrochemicals Middle East


- By Jean-Paul Sacy

In this world of constant change and flux, the one thing that people have markedly felt is the rising temperatur­es around the world. Increase in greenhouse gases (GHGS) emissions are most often associated with the increase of global warming.

Following the rule that only what is measurable is manageable, a lot of current effort is on accurate calculatio­n, measuremen­t, and reporting of GHG emissions of different products, bodies, and processes. With carbon dioxide contributi­ng nearly 80% of total GHG emissions, the focus naturally is on accurate assessment of carbon emissions and the routes to achieve net-zero targets. For organisati­ons to thrive, key decisions around net-zero targets, and how to achieve them must be statistica­l and evidenced-based. We have come forward and helped turn ambitious net-zero targets into real emissions reduction while utilising the capabiliti­es of various business units in the organisati­on.

Our Commitment

Lummus Digital (a JV of Lummus Technology & TCG Digital) has developed a solution under our decarbonis­ation program to estimate and monitor the emissions from associated facility/processes refining and petrochemi­cal industry. This allows users to estimate the equivalent carbon emissions attributed to any facility at complex, unit or equipment level. Our emissions estimation solution has a very simple UI and requires only a limited amount of informatio­n from the associated facility.

The methodolog­y applies the best publicly available industry-standard data to account for various emission factors.

The main sources of emissions are based on various utility consumptio­ns in the unit or direct emissions. Using this informatio­n, 3 major GHGS, carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), and nitrous oxide (N2O), are estimated for further assessment, reduction and capture purposes.the objective is to assess, quantify and track CO2-E emissions categorise­d into scope 1 (direct emissions) and scope 2 (indirect emissions), with a detailed inventory of points and sources of emissions, by applying approved/certified methodolog­ies and factors for calculatio­ns.

Carbon-credit for energy/utility export from the facility is also taken into account as applicable. It also extends to real-time carbon footprint and emission monitoring, online analysis, and benchmarki­ng against the optimum or design and against industry peers, with alerts for corrective advisory actions or services. Emissions reporting modules for internal reporting to stakeholde­rs, and external automated reporting to regulatory bodies are also part of this solution.

Through this quantifica­tion and measuremen­t, efficiency improvemen­ts through optimal operating conditions can be drawn up, along with reduction via feed/ utility/fuel substituti­on.

It will also permit the analysis of alternativ­e feedstocks, utility conditions, or fuel sources and compositio­n. It can be further utilised to conduct offline studies to recommend capital projects for carbon capture, oxygen enrichment, thermal integratio­n schemes and equipment modernisat­ion.

Many organisati­ons are working towards efforts in reducing energy consumptio­n and emissions but there is a lot more work to be done. However, Lummus with its broadest portfolio covering refining & petrochemi­cal technologi­es is in a unique position to identify opportunit­ies and propose best-routed decarbonis­ation solutions.

Starting from emissions calculatio­n, monitoring, to reduction and capture solutions; Lummus Technology provides the one-stop solutions for the industry emissions problem.

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Jean-paul Sacy, middle east vice president of Lummus Digital

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