After graduating from Anna University in 1999, Saravanan started his professional career as a process engineer. Quickly moving his way up DCS Automation and APC Engineer, Saravanan has operated nearly all the types of Unit Operations in Chemical Engineering and automated a wide gamut of industries using Yokogawa's DCS, NCS ranging from Offshore, Refineries, Petrochemicals, Powerplants, Batch industries, Paper & Pulp plants, Dairy industries; optimized the real time operation of the process plants like Refineries and Petrochemical plants using Yokogawa's Multivariable Controller. Saravanan is very experienced with simulation packages (Dynamic and Steady state), as well as the blending movement & automation packages for the process industries.
Today Saravanan works as an Advanced Solutions Consultant in Oil and Gas, at Yokogawa Corporation of America in Texas.
Articles by Saravanan
Early detection of CCR results in upstream units like Vacuum Distillation column HVGO samples helps Process Engineers to take corrective action upfront on the Operation of the Fluidized Catalytic Cracking unit thereby improving the reliability of the Refinery operation and improving the quality of the blended products from the Refinery.
The Advanced Process Control application implemented on the Mono Ethylene Glycol unit helped control the plant with less variation during load changes and with fewer operator interactions during plant operation. This resulted in maximizing the Tri Ethylene Glycol production and reducing overall steam consumption.
Compensating the fuel gas flows based on the actual pressure, temperature, and density will provide a realistic and accurate compensated flow helping the multi-variable controllers to set a cost minimization objective on the fuel gas flow, without compromising on the safety and controllability of the cracking heaters. Learn more.
Simulators have come a long way since their inception. Today simulators are utilized for much more than just training, and are beneficial for the life of the plant. Learn from Saravanan Prabakaran on how OTS can save time and money, and optimize your plant much faster than normal.