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Kahraman, K

Tüpraş, Kırıkkale, Turkey

Koray Kahraman is the process superintendent of the CCR/NHT/ISOM units at the Tüpraş Kırıkkale refinery. His nine years of refinery experience include the process side of hydrocracker and hydrogen production plants, sulfur recovery, naphtha hydrotreater, isomerization, CCR reformer, catalyst regeneration, benzene removal and diesel hydroprocessing units. He holds a degree in chemical engineering from Middle East Technical University in Turkey.

Energy savings opportunities in unifining, CCR and benzene removal units

Tüpraş: Kahraman, K

Opportunities are always available to decrease energy consumption in process units.

Optimize isomerization reactor temperatures and component RON

Tüpraş: Toraman, N.  |  Kahraman, K
Honeywell UOP: Billings, P.  |  Sabitov, O.

Isomerate is useful because it is paraffinic and contains no benzene, aromatics or sulfur. This pentane and hexane fraction of crude oil is known as light naphtha. The main objective of reactions is to increase the research octane number (RON) of the components. Decreasing fuel consumption without changing the product RON of isomerization units is discussed here.

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