CB&Is Lummus Technology business sector will
license its delayed coking technology to Bharat Petroleum for
the Kochi refinery expansion project in Ambalamugal, India, officials said on
The delayed coking unit (DCU) will have the capacity to
process 3.84 tpd of vacuum resid and small quantities of
clarified oil from the FCC.
The unit will be designed to produce sour fuel gas, LPG,
naphtha, light and heavy gas oil, and petroleum coke.
The addition of the DCU is one part of the Kochi refinery integrated expansion project that includes a crude/vacuum
distillation unit, diesel
hydrotreating unit, VGO hydrotreater and petrochemical FCC unit to increase
product output and quality.
Lummus Technology will provide the basic
engineering and detailed proprietary heater design,
pre-commissioning, commissioning, training and start-up
Meanwhile, CB&Is project engineering and construction sector will provide the
detailed design of the coke drum structure.
The addition of the DCU to the Kochi refinery will support Bharat
Petroleum in expanding its crude processing capacity from 9.5
to 15.5 million tpy, add capability to process 100% high-
sulfur crudes and improve the yield of light and middle
distillates, the company says.
CB&I says its experience in coking technology allows refiners to
convert and upgrade heavy residual stocks to more valuable
lighter distillate products and coke.