October 2020

Refining Technologies

Shape the refinery of the future through integration—Part 2

Part 1 of this article, which appeared in the September issue, discussed various aspects of evaluating options that enable an existing refiner to make investment decisions to optimally diversify into petrochemicals through integration. Part 2 will detail a case study that illustrates the synergies of refinery-petrochemical integration through a propylene recovery unit from an FCC-based refinery, as well as financial, configuration and sensitivity analyses.

Maiti, S. N., SNC-Lavalin Inc.

Part 1 of this article, which appeared in the September issue, discussed various aspects of evaluating options that enable an existing refiner to make investment decisions to optimally diversify into petrochemicals through integration. Part 2 will detail a case study that illustrates the synergies of refinery-petrochemical integration through a propylene recovery unit from an FCC-based refinery, as well as financial, configuration and sensitivity analyses. Case study This case study illustrates the synergies of refinery-petrochemical integration through a propylene recovery unit from an FCC-based refinery. The Base Case is a 100,000-bpd fuel refinery (FIG. 4) to produce naphtha, jet/diesel

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