This shift to lighter feeds for the SC will reduce the future availability of other petrochemical feedstocks—in particular, propylene.
The project included installing two hydrodesulfurization (HDS) units for the cracked naphtha produced by two catalytic cracking units, a coker naphtha hydrotreating (HDT) unit, and a catalytic reforming unit.
Petrochemical yields from the FCCU is an area of increasing interest as more companies try to integrate refining and petrochemical operations.
A number of strategies can be applied to increase the overall product selectivity to middle distillates.
With prices pressured and stricter environmental legislation being implemented, refineries are being increasingly forced to look at new ways of processing heavy residues.
Various refined products can be produced via an FCCU only with changes in operating condition, different feedstocks and advanced/specialty catalyst choices.
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Engineers and designers are highly skilled individuals. Forcing them to enter design changes using tables, forms and spreadsheets is unproductive and uneconomical, and it increases the likelihood of human error—this is the way that most instrumentation software systems currently work. For too long, software vendors have denied engineers and designers the simple practicality of a graphical visual engineering interface with “drag and drop” capability and inbuilt intelligence, ensuring changes are automatically replicated into all the associated data and databases.
D. GIBSON, AVEVA
Will previously-planned downstream investments be cut back in 2015 due to lower global oil prices?
Depends how long current prices last