Texas Refiner Expands Aromatics Capacity 20% with Staged Revamp

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TEXAS REFINER EXPANDS AROMATICS CAPACITY 20% WITH STAGED REVAMP

 

Andrew W. Sloley
The Distillation Group, Inc.*
P.O. Box 10105
College Station, Texas 77842-0105

Karl Kolmetz
Westlake Petrochemicals*
P.O. Box 2449
Sulfur, Louisiana 70664

Published in the
Oil and Gas Journal
March 28, 1994

Abstract copyright A.W. Sloley
1997

In today's competitive environment, processors no longer have the luxury of making large capital investments to implement "brute-force" solutions to unit limitations. Phibro Energy Inc., Houston, instituted a step-by-step revamp approach to increase the capacity of the Udex aromatics unit at its Houston refinery. This scheme achieved a more than 20% capacity expansion with minimal investment.

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