December 2012

Refining Developments

Improve integration opportunities for aromatics units—Part 2

Click here to read Improve integration opportunities for aromatics units—Part 1Reformed petroleum naphtha (reformate) is the largest source for aromatics. Integrating refineries and petroche..

Vaidyanathan, S., Zhou, J., Fluor Enterprises, Inc.; Kapur, S., Apex PetroConsultants

Click here to read Improve integration opportunities for aromatics units—Part 1Reformed petroleum naphtha (reformate) is the largest source for aromatics. Integrating refineries and petrochemical plants can provide feedstock synergies and operating flexibility for both facilities. The following case histories further illustrate the benefits possible with such arrangements. CASE STUDY 1 A grassroots petrochemical project is developed to produce olefins and styrene monomer (SM) from light liquids derived from local crude oil refining and natural gas condensate production. To optimize upgrading liquid feedstocks to commercial products, this project relies on an integrated process

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