June 2010

Trends and Resources

HP Impact: Large steam-cracking furnace modules arrive in Singapore

A significant milestone in the development of ExxonMobil's largest integrated chemical and refining complex was reached with the arrival of seven world-scale furnace modules at the Singapore facility...

Thinnes, Billy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

A significant milestone in the development of ExxonMobil's largest integrated chemical and refining complex was reached with the arrival of seven world-scale furnace modules at the Singapore facility. Each furnace module is about 15 stories (50 meters) tall and weighs over 2,000 tons, the equivalent of the combined take-off weight of five Boeing 747 airplanes (Fig. 1). Applying ExxonMobil's proprietary furnace technology, the furnaces are part of a feed-flexible steam cracker that will have an ethylene production capacity of one million tons per year.    Fig. 1   Completed furnace

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