What is the PRISM Industry Analysis System?
The PRISM System is a powerful analysis tool for refineries and the refining industry supply chain. It combines a unique and comprehensive industry database with a robust refinery simulator. The PRISM Database includes information about refinery capacities, configurations, crude runs, production profiles, cost structures, and economic performance. It also contains product distribution patterns, feedstock and product transportation costs, and transportation system capacities. The PRISM Simulator is used to study how changes to crude slate and other feedstocks, refinery configuration, or product specifications impact individual refinery yields, costs and economic performance. The PRISM System can be used to analyze the relative competitiveness of refineries and refining systems.