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Diesel Maximization - Asset Optimization - Life Cycle CostMinimization

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000217671D
Publication Date: 2012-May-10
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Title: Diesel Maximization - Asset Optimization - Life Cycle Cost Minimization

ABSTRACT

 In 2004 OMV AG successfully started up the new Diesel Post Treating Unit (PTU) that was integrated with the existing Moderate Pressure Hydrocracker (MPHC) unit. The integration of the PTU was achieved through a systematic effort to study the opportunities, benefits, limitations, and constraints within the existing facilities, while incorporating unique technical solutions to achieve the target performance and project economics objectives.

 In 1997, OMV AG revamped their fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) pretreater (HDS-3) to incorporate ExxonMobil's MPHC technology in its Schwechat, Austria, Refinery. The primary design objectives of the revamp were to increase conversion to diesel and lighter products and to extend the catalyst operating cycle, while maintaining high hydrodesulphurization and hydrogen consumption within the capacity of the existing makeup compressors.

 The Clean Fuels initiatives in Europe caused OMV to optimize the use of the MPHC unit and existing assets to maximize the yield of high quality automotive diesel. This resulted in the addition of new unit module (PTU) that has been fully integrated into the existing MPHC loop. It was essential to develop a technology concept that complies with energy consumption / CO2 emissions requirements as well as meets reliability targets under tight budget and schedule constraints.

 OMV AG worked with their technology licensor...