How many refineries are in the Refinery Calculator database?
We have just about 700 refineries configured in our database. Users can currently select all US and Canadian complex refineries (simple upgrader refineries require a special case run from a customer support staff member). For other refineries please contact a representative at Refinery Calc for further assistance.
How fast is a typical simulation?
On average the Refinery Calculator can simulate, optimize and provide the end user with a report within two minutes!
Can I purchase or license the Refinery Calculator?
Anything is possible, but why would you want to pay $$$,$$$ for a complicated refinery modeling software package and deal with the headaches of constant updates, training, yearly maintenance costs. Our approach is to simplify software for the user and provide you with the data from the tool at a fraction of the price.
What if I am not happy with my simulation results?
The team at Refinery Calc strives to provide the best customer user experience possible. We believe in continuous improvement and are constantly upgrading our products and services to better serve our customers. Refineries are complicated and although our product is simple to use, there are some configurations that users can come up with that can produce an error message (meaning that the refinery configuration is unfeasible).
With any issue that you may have we kindly ask that you reach out to a customer support staff member via email.
How many refineries can a user pick and simulate at one time?
A user can select up to 5 refineries at a time and simulate all 5 using different attributes for each refinery run. Also, the user can select the same refinery and run 5 different scenarios for each of the selected refineries (i.e. crude prices, product prices, crude types, cut points,...).
Can I insert my own model assumptions?
Yes, each user is able to utilize the standard assumptions the Refinery Calculator tool is pre-configured for or over ride those with user defined assumptions by simply typing in the information in the correct cells. We limit user selections to crude types, changes to the refinery configuration (on/off and +/- bias capacity), cut point adjustments, crude pricing and product pricing.
Does the Refinery Calculator use proprietary information from refiners?
No we use only publicly available information for our Refinery Calculator toolset and databases. However, we do allow users to customize each model run, so if the user has specific information for their refinery simulation they are able to insert the information and perform their custom simulation. Further, the Refinery Calc team is always there to help and offer support. We can create a specific custom solution and allow the user to insert advanced refinery unit information as well.
What is the functional purpose of Dashboard Live?
Great question ! Refinery Calc's Dashboard Live for subscription holders allows our customers to be able to obtain (close to real time) information about nearly every refinery in the world.
Yes, we run/simulate/update each major refinery in our database and at the Country Level to provide key information such as: Product Yields, Net Cash Margins, Refinery Utilization, Energy Usage, Sustainability Metrics and Industrial Gas Metrics.
We perform the analysis for our customers and provide daily updates - again saving you time and money.