A significant improvement in refining margin can be achieved through a low to moderate cost revamp to enable processing of heavy sour crudes.
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China Coal Mengda New Energy & Chemical Company Limited’s 500,000 t/y engineering plastic project came into operation and started producing quality products on April 16th.
Air Liquide signed a new long-term contract with Maoming Petrochemical Co. (MPCC). Under the terms of the new agreement, Air Liquide will invest around 40 million euros in a new state-of-the-art ASU (Air Separation Unit), with a total capacity of 850 tonnes of oxygen per day.
Revamping crude and vacuum units to process dilbit can involve extensive equipment replacement as well as major changes to the crude preheating scheme.
A conference on modular construction technology was held by Sinopec Engineering (Group) Co., Ltd. The goal of the conference is to further normalizing and standardizing modular construction and to improve the application and management of modular construction technology based on the reviews and evaluations concluded during the meeting.
The largest single-train propane and butane dehydrogenation unit is to be built for Hengli Petrochemical Refinery Co. in Dalian, China. The design will be based on CB&I’s Catofin® technology using Clariant’s tailor-made Catofin catalyst and Heat Generating Material.
Investing in improvements to the atmospheric crude unit can deliver increased distllate yields with short payback times.
Distillation trays are prone to channelling and multi-pass maldistribution in large diameter towers. Multichordal gamma scanning is used for solving such problems.
Sichuan Petrochemical Company’s linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE) unit revamp for discharge gases recovery commissioned on October 30th. It is one of Sichuan Petrochemical Company’s important projects targeting energy saving and efficiency improvement.
The construction of a new flare sulphuristion unit in Dushanzi Petrochemical Company has stepped into the final stage where piping installation and isolation work starts. The new desulphurisation unit is to treat refinery low-pressure flare gas to provide clean fuel for high-pressure gas purification system.