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Honeywell technology selected for largest petchem project in China

February 15/2017

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Honeywell has announced that Zhejiang Petrochemical Co. Ltd. will use a range of process technology from Honeywell UOP, the worlds leading licensor of refining and petrochemical process technology, for a new integrated refining and petrochemical complex in Zhoushan, Zhejiang Province, as per Hydrocarbonprocessing.

Honeywell UOP will supply a wide range of technologies in the form of license, design, key equipment, and catalysts and adsorbents, while Honeywell Process Solutions will provide the process controls and automation systems.

The complex will be located in one of seven new large industrial sites that are part of Chinas current national economic development plan. When completed, it will be the largest crude-to-chemicals complex in China and one of the largest in the world. The complex will produce petrochemicals, including aromatics that are used to make plastic resins, films and fibers that are the basis for millions of products.

"This is the first phase of a completely new site that will process 20 MMtpy of crude oil and produce 5 MMtpy of aromatics when completed," said Mike Millard, vice president and general manager, Process Technology and Equipment at Honeywell UOP. "It will help China meet its goal of self-sufficiency in paraxylene and serve as a major new source of propylene, jet fuel and other products."

"The refining and petrochemical process units at this site will be controlled by the Experion Distributed Control System, which is designed and configured especially for Honeywell UOP processes," said Chen Yan, vice president and general manager, Honeywell Process Solutions - Greater China. "This integrates all process control and safety systems and automation software under a single architecture, providing ZPC with pre-engineered solutions, faster project execution and an easy-to-use operator interface."

The project includes a two-train LD Parex aromatics complex - including the UOP Sulfolane, Isomar and Tatoray processes - for the production of 4 MMtpy of paraxylene, a primary ingredient in plastics.

The new plant also will include an RFCC complex, using Honeywell UOPs RCD Unionfining and RFCC processes to upgrade 5 MMtpy of residual oil into fuels.

An Oleflex propane dehydrogenation unit will produce 600,000 tpy of polymer-grade propylene another basic component in the production of plastics, in addition to synthetic rubber and gasoline additives.

The project also will include a Honeywell UOP Unicracking hydrocracker to convert vacuum gas oil into petrochemical feedstocks, two CCR Platforming units to produce aromatics and blend stocks for making high-octane fuels, and a Unionfining naphtha hydrotreating unit to remove sulfur.

As MRC informed before, in May 2015, Honeywell opened a new manufacturing facility in China to produce catalysts used to make components for plastics production. This new site in Zhangjiagang City, Jiangsu Province, began production of catalysts used to covert propane to propylene as traditional sources for this product shrink. The catalysts are used in the Oleflex process developed by Honeywells UOP, a global leader in technology for the oil and gas industries.

Honeywell UOP is the worlds leading licensor of process technology for the production of aromatics. As of last year, UOP licensed more than 100 complexes and more than 700 individual process units for the production of aromatics, including more than 300 CCR Platforming process units and 500 Unionfining units, 158 Sulfolane units, 80 Isomar units, 58 Tatoray units, 100 Parex units and 50 Oleflex units worldwide.
Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:PET, paraxylene (PX), propylene, PET-granulate, ethylene, gas processing, petrochemistry, packaging, Honeywell, China.
Category:General News
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