December 1999

Special Report: Plant Utilities

Refiner uses cogeneration project to revamp for high-sulfur crudes

Under a cooperative agreement with partners, a Chilean refinery installed a delayed coker and hydrotreater to improve refining flexibility, produce ?clean' fuels and receive utilities from a cogeneration unit that burns plant waste byproducts

Karpenski, M. J., Foster Wheeler Power Systems, Inc.; Alveal, E. D., Petrox SA Refineria de Petroles

M. J. KARPENSKI, Foster Wheeler Power Systems, Inc., Clinton, New Jersey, and E. DÁVILA ALVEAL, Petrox SA Refinería de Petróleo, Talcahuano, Chile       Comments? In this case history, a national Chilean refiner partners with an international engineering and construction (E/C) firm and others to upgrade the Petrox refinery to handle opportunity, high sulfur crudes and produce low-sulfur, "clean" fuels. Upon recommendations from a preliminary engineering study, this project would involve installing a hydrotreater and delayed coker. Since no market for "green" coke from the delayed coker ex

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