Declining crude prices encourage more spot purchases that save costs, but mixing different grades can create headaches for refiners.
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Careful blending of incoming feedstocks makes it possible to create an input stream to the refinery that is a better match than any crude source on its own.
The use of nuclear magnetic resonance based process analysers supports the production of blends at lowest cost.
Aiming to enhance the company’s competitiveness and process more types of crude oils, Maoming Petrochemical Company has been zealously developing crude oil processing technology.
Hohhot Petrochemical Company’s FCC unit started smoothly recycling slurry on October 28. Light products recovery is estimated to increase 2,100 tons per month with a profit raise of 7.8 million RMB.
On May 19, Ningxia Petrochemical Company produced the first batch of 6399 tons Regular 93 ethanol blended gasoline (satisfying state-4 motor fuel standard). The test results for the product showed that all product properties matched the design indices, stating that Ningxia Petrochemical has acquired a new product.
Integrating ethanol use with gasoline quality upgrading significantly improves economical and social benefits of the entire fuel supply system. Ethanol-ethers enhance ethanol use, expand the benefits of adding ethanol to gasoline pool. CD Ethers® is the proven process of choice for effective reduction of gasoline olefins while boosting “octane-barrels” of the pool. Read More ›
Guangxi Petrochemical 100,000 t/y MTBE unit successfully started up in one try on November 15th. It takes less than 16 hours from feedstock being fed into etherification reactor to producing qualified products. Up to December 4th, unit has been running smoothly, showing that the MTBE unit has achieved high-efficiency, safety and green (environmental friendly) commissioning, providing good conditions for product upgrading, product structure optimisation and economic benefits improvement. Read More ›
Case studies of a upgrader technology selection such as blending of syncrude with bitumen and other intermediates. Unconventional crude quality is dependent on production location and method, design and final blending.