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LUKOIL selects Honeywell UOP technologies

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Honeywell has announced that LUKOIL-Permnefteorgsintez, a subsidiary of LUKOIL, will use a range of Honeywell UOP process technologies at its refinery to convert low value vacuum gasoil into high value products such as gasoline and propylene.

Phase one of the project includes the installation of a new UOP Vacuum Distillation unit and a UOP FCC Unit that is tailored to increase production of propylene at the refinery while improving gasoline yield. A UOP Merox unit will also be installed that will treat the LPG streams and reduce the level of mercaptans in the LPG and UOP Propylene Recovery unit (PRU) to produce propylene with certain quality requirements for its further use.

The Honeywell UOP Merox process uses a highly efficient design to economically achieve ever-tightening sulfur specifications. The process extracts low molecular weight mercaptans from gas and LPG streams. It does not require feed or caustic filters and offers greater than 99.5% on-stream availability (based on customer feedback).

UOP will provide technology licensing, design services, key equipment and state-of-the-art catalysts and adsorbents for this project at the refinery in the Perm region of Russia. When completed, the conversion capacity of the complex is expected to exceed 1 800 000 tpy of vacuum gasoil.

“These best-in-class UOP technologies will allow LUKOIL to increase production of propylene and gasoline at its Perm refinery while benefiting from low capital and operating costs,” said Laura Leonard, Vice President and General Manager, UOP Process Technologies. “UOP constantly invests in its FCC technology development to meet the most ambitious needs of our customers. I’m proud, that LUKOIL elected to continue its success story with UOP FCC technology, which is already being employed at several LUKOIL refineries.”

Read the article online at: https://www.hydrocarbonengineering.com/refining/13012022/lukoil-selects-honeywell-uop-technologies/

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