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Seamless start-up of PetroChina Tarim project

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The Tarim ethane to ethylene project operated by PetroChina achieved a fast and successful start up at the end of August 2021, using Shell Catalysts & Technologies’ C2 FE selective hydrogenation catalyst. Located in Korla, China, the facility is PetroChina’s first 600 KTA ethane feed grassroots ethylene plant.

SC&T C2 FE selective hydrogenation catalyst was selected by PetroChina for the core catalyst unit. The catalyst has proven to provide reliable operation at multiple feed sources and various operating conditions. These features ensure ethylene producers can gain higher yield from excellent ethylene selectivity and also stability features which provide extra confidence in day-to-day operations.

“The SC&T technical service engineers and the start-up team demonstrated strong operational excellence and flawless execution, which enabled a fast plant start-up within 11 hours from furnace feed until getting on specification ethylene product,” said Shaolin Li, Ethylene Plant Manager of PetroChina Tarim.

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