2 Oil Characterization
The petroleum characterization method in HYSYS will convertlaboratory analyses of condensates, crude oils, petroleum cuts and coal-tar liquids into a series of discrete hypothetical components. Thesepetroleum hypocomponents provide the basis for the property packageto predict the remaining thermodynamic and transport propertiesnecessary for fluid modelling.HYSYS will produce a complete set of physical and critical properties forthe petroleum hypocomponents with a minimal amount of information. However, the more information you can supply about thefluid, the more accurate these properties will be, and the better HYSYS will predict the fluid's actual behaviour.In this example, the Oil Characterization option in HYSYS is used tomodel a crude oil. The crude is the feed stock to a Pre-heat Train,followed by the Atmospheric Crude Column, which will be modelled in asubsequent module.
Once you have completed, you will be able to use the OilCharacterization option in HYSYS.
Before beginning this module you need to understand the basics of theFluid Package (refer to Getting Started).