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Utilizing Rigorous Modeling & Simulation to Prevent Corrosion in Refinery

Olavo Dias, currently with Becht Engineering, has utilized OLI Systems’ modeling and simulation software with rigorous chemistry expertise to resolve a number of corrosion issues. The primary objective was to pinpoint the cause of ongoing corrosion in refinery overhead systems, even after materials upgrading and complete corrosion control. He teamed up with OLI Systems’ experts and utilized the thermodynamic models to simulate the refinery overheads to quickly determine a solution. This also resulted in expanding this technology to other applications that helped resolve corrosion and fouling issues based on their unique operating conditions.