Praxair, Inc. has started up three new vacuum pressure swing adsorption (VPSA) plants at the Daesan petrochemical complex on the Korean peninsula. The company also plans to start up a fourth VPSA plant in early 2018.
Under a long-term contract, the VPSA plants will supply a combined 750 tpd of oxygen to Hyundai Oilbank, one of the leading refinery companies in Asia, with a capacity of 520 000 bpd of crude oil and other feedstock. The oxygen is being used in the residue fluid catalytic cracking (RFCC) process.
Praxair was the first to develop VPSA technology and is the leader in VPSA applications for oxygen production. With more than 250 VPSA plants globally, over the last 25 years the company has built a strong track record of supply reliability and technical expertise.
“Praxair’s long-term expertise building and operating these plants has been rewarded by Hyundai,” said BS Sung, president of Praxair Korea. “These VPSA plants further strengthen our presence in the region and will help drive future growth.”
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