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Complexity Factor/Index Limitations

Complexity Factor/Index Limitations

Complexity Factor/Index Limitations

(OP)
Can anyone provide thoughts on limitations of using complexity factors/indexes for comparing refineries? I am sure I saw an article on this recently but can not find it now. Thanks

RE: Complexity Factor/Index Limitations

drewpy

If you are talking about using factors for comparing coneptual type cost estimates for refineries?

Greg Lamberson, BS, MBA
Consultant - Upstream Energy
Website: www.oil-gas-consulting.com

RE: Complexity Factor/Index Limitations

(OP)
Hi, I am thinking about complexity indexes/factors which are used to compare refineries on a cost per complexity barrel basis. The article I saw basically said, "there are limitations on comparing refineries on a cost per complexity barrel, because the same index value is given to unit processes which have significantly different functions".

RE: Complexity Factor/Index Limitations

drewpy

Sorry, I can speak for days on factored cost estimates, but have not been involved in the type you are referring to nor did I see the article.

Greg Lamberson, BS, MBA
Consultant - Upstream Energy
Website: www.oil-gas-consulting.com

RE: Complexity Factor/Index Limitations

Thanks to all for the above information.
Yes you are true that normal HDS feed doesn't contain any elemental S , but this feed is from a condensate refinery which contain elemental sulfur in dissolved form.

RE: Complexity Factor/Index Limitations

soumya1478

I think you posted this on the wrong thread?

Greg Lamberson, BS, MBA
Consultant - Upstream Energy
Website: www.oil-gas-consulting.com

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