Environment & Safety Gas Processing/LNG Maintenance & Reliability Petrochemicals Process Control Process Optimization Project Management Refining

Summers, D. R.

Sulzer Chemtech USA, Inc., Tulsa, Oklahoma

C3, splitter revamp case study emphasizes importance of balancing in four-pass trays to achieve separation efficiency and capacity

Sulzer Chemtech USA, Inc.: Krishnamoorthy, S.  |  Summers, D. R.
Sulzer Chemtech Middle East W.L.L.: Kale, V.
Saudi Kayan, SABIC: Shahare, D.  |  Khawdah, M. A.

The C<sub>3</sub> splitter in an olefins plant is one of the most important and critical pieces of equipment: it separates polymer-grade propylene from propane.

Improve product ethylene separation

Nova Chemicals (Canada) Ltd.: Bernard, A.
Shell Global Solutions: de Villiers, W.
Sulzer Chemtech USA, Inc.: Summers, D. R.

New high-capacity trays enable retrofitting existing splitter superfractionator to expand unit capacity and conserve energy

How to handle low-liquid loadings

CH2M Hill: Sloley, A. W.
Sulzer Chemtech USA, Inc.: Summers, D. R.

Better tray design techniques reveal dynamics to improve minimum liquid load conditions

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