December 1999

Special Report: Plant Utilities

Refiner uses cogeneration project to revamp for high-sulfur crudes

Under a cooperative agreement with partners, a Chilean refinery installed a delayed coker and hydrotreater to improve refining flexibility, produce ?clean' fuels and receive utilities from a cogeneration unit that burns plant waste byproducts

Karpenski, M. J., Foster Wheeler Power Systems, Inc.; Alveal, E. D., Petrox SA Refineria de Petroles

M. J. KARPENSKI, Foster Wheeler Power Systems, Inc., Clinton, New Jersey, and E. DÁVILA ALVEAL, Petrox SA Refinería de Petróleo, Talcahuano, Chile       Comments? Write:editorial@HydrocarbonProcessing.com In this case history, a national Chilean refiner partners with an international engineering and construction (E/C) firm and others to upgrade the Petrox refinery to handle opportunity, high sulfur crudes and produce low-sulfur, "clean" fuels. Upon recommendations from a preliminary engineering study, this project would involve installing a hydrotreater and delayed coker. Since no market for "green" coke from the delayed coker ex

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