March 2012

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UOP LLC, a Honeywell company, will provide technology to produce propylene at Dow Chemical Co.’s production site in Texas. Dow Texas Operations will use Honeywell UOP C3 Oleflex technology in a n..

Meche, Helen, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

UOP LLC, a Honeywell company, will provide technology to produce propylene at Dow Chemical Co.’s production site in Texas. Dow Texas Operations will use Honeywell UOP C3 Oleflex technology in a new propane dehydrogenation unit to convert shale-gas-derived propane to propylene. The facility will produce 750,000 metric tpy of polymer-grade propylene. The unit is scheduled to start up in 2015. It will reportedly be the first of its kind in the US and the largest single-train propane dehydrogenation plant in North America. Since the technology was commercialized in 1990, Honeywell’s UOP has commissioned nine C3 Oleflex units for on-purpose propylene production, with the 10th unit sch

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