The FCC unit is one of the most flexible operating processes in a refinery to produce a variety of products from gasoline and olefins to large quantities of diesel blending stocks from various opportunity feedstocks. Different process unit designs for various product modes of maximum gasoline, maximum distillate, and high olefin production all have a certain degree of operating flexibility to produce a variety of products from various feedstocks.
Key areas for determining potential opportunities are a detailed understanding of the process variable effects on unit severities and product selectivities and what unit hardware changes are needed to provide maximum product flexibilities from various opportunity feedstocks.
The New Technologies and Potential Revamp Opportunities (One Day Course), offered at RefComm® Budapest on 6 October 2017, will focus on the detail operating variables and potential key equipment hardware changes that would be required for existing units to gain the maximum benefits from potential revamp opportunities. Additional discussions will include different catalysts and catalyst systems, main column fractionation and gas concentration recovery plant changes and one area that is routinely ignored in revamp studies, the treating section for the final products.
Revamps are a Hot Topic at RefComm®. To see presentations on this topic from previous RefComm® Conferences, visit our Past Presentations archive.