India’s ONGC commissions new FCC unit at MRPL refinery in Mangalore
Commissioning of the FCC will increase the refinery’s production of LPG, light distillates, and propylene to be used as feedstock for an integrated polypropylene (PP) unit, MRPL said.
ONGC subsidiary Mangalore Refinery
(MRPL) achieved the
feed-cut into the petrochemical
cracking unit (PFCCU), one of the major secondary process
units in its Phase III, the company announced on Monday.
MRPLs FCC, with design capacity of 2.2 million tpy, is
the second such unit in the country and it can produce about
20% of its product as polymer-grade propylene, apart from
almost 25% of product as LPG.
The unit will enable MRPL to triple the LPG production from
this 15 million tpy grassroots refinery
of the process is
licensed from Technip Stone & Webster, and the project
was executed by Engineers
Currently the unit is under stabilization," said Shri
Vijay Joshi, the refinery
director at MRPL. "The
products -- LPG, naphtha and light cycle oil -- have been
routed to respective destinations.