CDU Operations

The CDU Operations Optimizer is an AI application that
learnt the correlation of operating parameters using
plant operation data, dynamic simulators, and AI technology
(deep reinforcement learning).

The CDU Operations Optimizer provides optimal operating
parameters in real time during the switching operation, and
contributes the optimal operation in terms of energy saving, product
loss minimization, reducing operation restriction, and
early switching completion etc.

  • Want to minimize product loss operation restriction related to crude oil changeover in Oil Refinery operation

  • How to optimize operation Without huge cost and schedule of modification

  • Engineering x AI

  • CDU Operations


  • AI Prediction: AI prediction and visualization of important instruments and quality data of products
  • Visualization of operating status: Visualization of tray load, heat exchanger dirtiness, etc.
  • Changeover evaluation: Technology transfer of advanced operation knowledge and skills to junior operators
  • Optimization of operating parameters: Increase of middle distillate amount (minimize residual oil), shortening of crude oil changeover time, optimization of heat balance

Value Proposition

  • Operation optimization: Application for the crude distillation unit that performs crude oil switching operation about 100 times/year (advanced control application is difficult and forced to manual operation)
  • Operation optimization: Improving yield of products and energy loss by optimum operating parameters
  • Technology transfer: Supporting advanced operation knowledge and skills by switching operation evaluation

Our Values & Technology CDU Operations Optimizer