Dynamics of multistage systems
thesisposted on 2018-07-18, 13:52 authored by R.M. Neale
The project evolved from a discussion between academic staff at Loughborough University of Technology and staff from the British Petroleum Co. Ltd. A study was required of the dynamic characteristics of a particular 44-plate crude oil distillation unit at BP Refinery (Llandarcy) Ltd. A programme of experiments was conducted on the industrial unit. Step perturbations in the overhead reflux and sidestream off takes were found to give oscillatory response curves decaying over a two-hour period. A qualitative explanation for these results is given. [Continues.]
- Aeronautical, Automotive, Chemical and Materials Engineering
- Chemical Engineering
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NotesA Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy at Loughborough University.