What is Solomon benchmark?

What is Solomon benchmark?

We offer world-class benchmarking services that deliver data-driven, actionable insight to help keep you ahead of the competition. Solomon gives you that actionable insight to help you make informed decisions and support your strategies.

What is EII of refinery?

Note: The Energy Intensity Index (EII) is an index of energy intensity drawn up by Solomon Associates, which compares the consumption of primary energy sources at a refinery with a benchmark refinery of similar complexity, measuring its energy performance.

How EII is calculated?

A liquid pipeline’s EII is calculated based on the energy consumption reported, relative to the pipeline’s unique standard energy. Solomon adjusts reported energy consumption for pipeline elevation change, third-party pump stations, and drag-reducing agents.

What is edc in Solomon?

Definitions: EDC: Solomon’s proprietary metric to normalize configuration, size, and complexity. EDC is based on operating expense correlations. As a “new normality” unfolds and operators return to more typical staffing levels, we recommend reaffirming or implementing reliability strategies and methods.

Who are Solomon Associates?

Solomon is the primary provider of operations benchmarking for the global refinery business. Solomon runs a benchmarking survey globally every two years for refiners as a subscription service.

What is equivalent distillation capacity?

The Equivalent Distillation Capacity (EDC) • Each unit is assigned a complexity index based on cost relative to the atmospheric crude unit. • The sum of the unit complexities normalized to the atmospheric distillation capacity.

What is hydroskimming refinery?

A hydroskimming refinery is defined as a refinery equipped with atmospheric distillation, naphtha reforming and necessary treating processes. However, a hydroskimming refinery produces a surplus of fuel with a relatively unattractive price and demand.

Why is refinery process very complex?

And necessarily all these products are derived from the crude oil in a complex way. Due to complicated physical and chemical processes that are sequentially applied for various refinery process streams, refinery process flow sheets are very complex.

What is a full conversion refinery?

The full conversion refinery adds bottom upgrade units to the hydroskimming refinery to convert low value heavy products into high value automotive fuels.

What is the Solomon energy intensity indicator ( EII )?

This indicator, called the Solomon Energy Intensity Indicator (EII), provides a more realistic reflection of refinery energy intensities. • CPPI member refiners made a commitment to reduce the energy intensity of production by at least 1% per year from 1995 to 2000. The commitment has been met and surpassed.

How often does Solomon Associates do refinery benchmarking?

Solomon Associates (SAI) do the studies every year, even years in the USA, and odd years for refineries in the rest of the world. About 150-200 refineries took part in each study but SAI kept the names of the locations confidential. So your question of who actulaay participated in each study can only be answered by SAI, and they wont tell you.

What do you mean by Solomon Energy Review?

“Solomon Energy Review” means a data submittal and review conducted by a petroleum refinery and Solomon Associates. This process uses the refinery energy utilization, throughput and output to determine the Solomon EII of the refinery.

How is Sai used to measure refinery efficiency?

SAI measures a number of parameters, e.g, energy, manpower, maintenance costs, operating costs, conversion efficiency etc. They use a normalizing method, where all process units are measured in equivalent distillation capacity (EDC), so that simple and complex refineries can be compared.