NAPCON announces {a machine learning based Crude Column on-line yield optimization solution} - NAPCON

NAPCON announces a machine learning based Crude Column on-line yield optimization solution

News / 17 May 2021

Look to the future of your plant processes with NAPCON Advisor


Today NAPCON unveils NAPCON Advisor, a third generation machine learning based solution for crude column on-line yield optimization.


The NAPCON Advisor is an advanced artificial intelligence solution for operational excellence in an industry 4.0 smart refinery to date. It is a digital plant operator assistant that predicts the future behavior of the crude column process in real time and generates operational proposals using possible scenarios. NAPCON Advisor helps achieve the plant’s true limits by optimizing on a case-by-case basis whether it is necessary to reduce CO2 emissions, optimize utilities, or maximize yields.


The journey starts from the crude column


With this first solution, NAPCON Advisor Column, is able to maximize the yield of the most valuable products in fractional distillation. The NAPCON Advisor Column optimizes the intersection points of the crude column and thereby the fractions of different yields to optimize the additional refining and blending process. At the same time, it keeps the people in the loop to improve situational awareness and readiness to process deviations and recovery. 


The NAPCON Advisor Column is an advanced decision-making solution for production personnel. It continuously optimizes the intersection points of fractional distillation to maximize the yield of the most valuable fractions. 

Image: NAPCON Advisor Column guides you when fast action is needed during crude changes


The NAPCON Advisor Column helps operations increase productivity and yields. In addition, it increases situational awareness by sharing the vision of the process at all levels of the organization. Hence, improves their readiness for disturbances, unexpected deviations and incidents. The NAPCON Advisor Column provides better situational awareness for operational excellence.


Read how NAPCON Advisor Column can help you  


Further information

Frejborg Andreas, Head of Customer Relations NAPCON,, tel. +358504586712


NAPCON in brief

NAPCON leads the process industry to a safe and sustainable future. We offer a wide range of innovative solutions to enhance your production spanning from operational intelligence and advanced process optimization solutions to boosting your competence through simulators and games. As part of Neste Engineering Solutions – that offers engineering, procurement, construction and project management services for the Oil & Gas, Petrochemicals and Bio-industries – we apply our extensive process know-how on modern software engineering to fulfil your needs in the areas of availability, production optimization, sustainability and safety. In addition to our head office in Porvoo, Finland, we operate in international Neste locations such as Singapore and Rotterdam. Altogether we employ over 800 engineering professionals. For more information, please visit:

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