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Process modelling of a PVC production plant

Chan, Jun Hoa and Foo, Dominic C. Y. and Kumaresan, Sivakumar and Abdul Aziz, Ramlan and Abu Hassan, Mohd. Ariffin (2005) Process modelling of a PVC production plant. In: 2nd International Conference on Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering in conjunction with 19th Symposium of Malaysian Chemical Engineers (SOMChE 2005), 8-10 December 2005, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.



This paper presents the modelling of a Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) resins manufacturing process with batch process simulator, SuperPro Designer V6.0. The simulation model has been developed based on the operating condition of a local PVC manufacturing plant. As the polymerisation process is carried out in batch operation mode, efforts have been made to document the scheduling details of each unit operation and results are presented in the Gantt chart. Cycle time for a complete polymerisation process is determined to be 14.28 hours. The model also reveals that approximately 17 batches of polymerisation reaction can be processed per day, which tallies the real operation of the PVC manufacturing plant.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Batch process, modelling, optimisation, PVC production, scheduling
Subjects:T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions:Chemical and Natural Resources Engineering
ID Code:5375
Deposited By: Norhani Jusoh
Deposited On:14 Apr 2008 04:06
Last Modified:28 Aug 2017 08:29

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