A chemical plants efficiency and profitability can be optimized using mathematical modeling. The optimization tells the plant operators which set-points should be modified in order to obtain maximum profitability. This method requires no engineering changes to be made to the plant whatsoever. In this case study we show that a profitability increase of approximately 6% was possible in a specific chemical plant producing silanes, with an overall yield increase o 5.1% and an increase o 2.9% or the most profitable end product.
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