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01.01.2011  |  Meche, Helen,  Hydrocarbon Processing Staff, Houston, TX

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Axens (Performance Programs) has delivered a process operations simulator (POS) to Aromatics Oman LLC for its ParamaX complex that started up at the beginning of 2010. The POS integrates all of the complex’s units. The simulations are based on PRO/II comprehensive steady-state process-simulation software developed by Invensys Operations Management.

The ParamaX technology suite, implemented in Oman, is composed of processes, such as naphtha hydrotreating—for feedstock purification; Aromizing—continuous catalyst-regenerative reforming for aromatics production from naphtha; Morphylane—aromatics extractive distillation; Eluxyl—high-purity paraxylene separation from mixed C8 aromatics; XyMax—C8 aromatics isomerization with ethylbenzene dealkylation; and TransPlus—toluene and C9+ aromatics transalkylation to produce C8 aromatics.

Uhde is in charge of the basic engineering for the Morphylane process, while Axens ensures basic engineering for the other ParamaX technologies, as well as the integrated package.

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