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Circumvent design issues when adding new hydrotreating units

02.01.2011  |  Marchetti, M. H.,  A-Evangelista, S.A., Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Keywords: [flare systems] [engineering and design] [hydrotreating] [pressure safety valves] [SIL] [fluid catalytic cracking] [H2S]

Due to higher global demand for gasoil and gasoline along with strict environmental regulations, refineries are incorporating new hydrotreating units into their existing facilities. Just in the southern cone of Latin America (Argentina, Chile and Uruguay) at least five hydrotreating units have been projected and/or built in the last five years. These hydrotreating units aim to lower the sulfur content to 20 ppm–50 ppm on final products.

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