ANALYSIS OF ALKY UNIT DIB EXPOSES DESIGN, OPERATING CONSIDERATIONS

An engineering review of an alkylation unit disobutanizer suggested minor modifications and maintenance issues that, when addressed, increased alkylate capacity by more than 25 percent. This sulfuric acid alkylation plant had excess feed and reaction zone capacity. The DIB was the limiting factor; specifically, the DIB reboiler duty was at its maximum and the reboiler steam-supply valves were wide open. An an engineering review suggested minor design modifications and maintenance items which, when implemented, increased alkylate production capacity by more than 25 percent.

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    PennWell Publishing Company

    1421 South Sheridan, P.O. Box 1260
    Tulsa, OK  United States  74101
  • Authors:
    • Schneider, D F
    • Musumeci, J
    • Chavez, R
  • Publication Date: 1996-9-30

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 41-44
  • Serial:
    • Oil and Gas Journal
    • Volume: 94
    • Issue Number: 40
    • Publisher: PennWell Publishing Company
    • ISSN: 0030-1388

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00726888
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 28 1996 12:00AM