June 2015

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HP Project Management: Consider a modular approach to constructing condensate splitters

Although the 1975 ban on crude oil exports remains in place, US oil producers have found more opportunities in shipping condensate both domestically and internationally. This practice is possible due to condensate splitters, which provide a workaround solution by separating crude oil into lighter byproducts. Because these lightly refined byproducts can be exported, investment in new condensate splitter capacity has grown.

Senf, S., Audubon Engineering Solutions

Although the 1975 ban on crude oil exports remains in place, US oil producers have found more opportunities in shipping condensate both domestically and internationally. This practice is possible due to condensate splitters, which provide a workaround solution by separating crude oil into lighter byproducts (i.e., diesel, naphtha, jet fuel, kerosine and residual fuel oil). Because these lightly refined byproducts can be exported, investment in new condensate splitter capacity has grown.     Fig. 1. Modular-built condensate splitters   meet the rising demand for condensates   and their byproducts. Source: Audubon Companies. Demand To keep up with condensat

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