Topnir Systems : History
Topnir technology was initially invented and developed by the founders in BP and was subsequently bought out to establish Topnir Systems. With more than 20 years of business experience worldwide alongside every major Oil & Gas Company, our skills and expertise into NIR systems and modeling has led to an extensive and diverse install base with the delivery of more than 150 applications and 40 patents.
In 1989, Topnir was the first world wide to implement an online application designed to measure and control octane number for gasoline production, as well as first NIR on-line application worldwide on Ethylene Plant Naphtha feed (1986) and Crude Oil (1991).
Topnir Systems is a major player in Advanced Solutions for Oil and Refining Process Control. We are experts in Blending solutions and supply Turn-key Systems for both Blending operations and Process Plants optimization related to the Oil and Petrochemical Industry.
Topnir’s offer includes the Topnir technology including the measurement system for Hydrocarbons, delivering all the Properties in less than 1 minute, off-line and/or on-line.
Main applications are for Blending (Gasoline, Diesel, Crude Oil, etc…), Crude Oil plant monitoring and control, FCC and Steam cracker plants as well as any Crude mixture identification in Upstream activities.
Topnir allows the user to optimize Crude identification, characterization and blending as well as to minimize quality give-away for fuel blending (Gasoline and Diesel). Other Applications are for Process Plants such as FCC, Hydrocracker, Reformer, Isomerization Unit and so on. Unique solutions are also proposed on Base Oils and Bitumen.
Annual benefits per application lie between 2 and 6 MUSD. Return on Investment and Pay back are very short, between 6 and 12 months.
Topnir Systems is a major player in Advanced Solutions for Oil and Refining Process Control. We are experts in Crude Oil characterization and Blending solutions. We supply Turn-key Systems for both Blending operations and Process Plants optimization related to the Oil and Petrochemical Industry.
With Topnir technology you have the ability to monitor multiple hydrocarbon streams in less than one minute using a single online system.
Established in Aix en Provence, France, Topnir retains the proprietary Topnir technology and all the related Patents and Trade Mark. Inventors of the technology are members of the core team of Topnir Systems.
TOPNIR SYSTEMS encompasses a complete background in the Refinery and Chemicals process technology. As a group we have extensive process design and start-up experience with many EPC contractors. We have extensive knowledge and experience in the overall system configuration. Our technology is platform independent and can deliver and interface to any control systems. Our work in control and dynamic simulation has resulted in a complete understanding of the proper methods of fully integrating advanced control and optimization systems.