## What is EDC in Solomon?

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## What is EDC in Solomon?

Definitions: EDC: Solomon’s proprietary metric to normalize configuration, size, and complexity. EDC is based on operating expense correlations. As a “new normality” unfolds and operators return to more typical staffing levels, we recommend reaffirming or implementing reliability strategies and methods.

**What is EDC in refining?**

In the Refining Industry, a common index termed as “EDC” – Equivalent Distillation Capacity is defined to calculate the benchmark of manpower requirement. Calculation of EDC is a two-step process. The first step is the multiplication of the capacity of each unit in the refinery with the Nelson’s complexity factor.

### How do you calculate refinery capacity utilization?

Refinery utilization rate: Represents the use of the atmospheric crude oil distillation units. The rate is calculated by dividing the gross input to these units by the operable refining capacity of the units.

**How to calculate refinery complexity?**

The complexity of each piece of refinery equipment is then calculated by multiplying its complexity factor by its throughput ratio as a percentage of crude distillation capacity.

#### What is a Solomon survey?

Solomon is the primary provider of operations benchmarking for the global refinery business. Solomon runs a benchmarking survey globally every two years for refiners as a subscription service.

**What is a good Nelson complexity index?**

Measured on a scale from 1 to 20, the higher the value on the NCI, the more sophisticated and complex products the refinery can produce. Higher-valued refineries on the NCI tend to be more costly to build and operate, but also produce more profitable outputs.

## What is NRGF in refinery?

MBN – Million British Thermal Unit per Thousand barrels per Energy Factor. (MMBTU / Barrel / NRGF) = (Fuel + Loss) NRGF – Complexity of the refinery. Based on Refinery submitted data FY 2014-15.

**How do you measure capacity utilization?**

Capacity utilization is measured by dividing the total capacity utilized over a specific period by the total production capacity or optimal levels and multiplying by 100.

### How do you calculate equivalent distillation capacity?

Equivalent distillation capacity is another means of comparing refinery costs. In this calculation, the atmospheric distillation capacity of a refinery is multiplied by its overall complexity rating. For example, a 75,000 b/cd refinery does not necessarily have half the processing capability of a 150,000 b/cd refinery.

**What is complexity index of a refinery?**

Complexity index (CI) designates the capabilities of a refinery to upgrade the lowest quality crude to the highest quality refinery products, including fuels and petrochemicals.

#### What is Solomon refining?

Solomon’s refining studies are designed to do just that—provide a competitive perspective and detailed gap analyses that help identify potential opportunities for efficiency improvement across all areas of operation.