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Lummus Technology globally launches new technological upgrade for FCC systems

September 16/2021

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Lummus Technology announced the launch of its Micro-Jet Flex feed injectors, a new technological upgrade for fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) systems, according to Hydrocarbonprocessing.

This next generation FCC feed injector provides a host of performance benefits, including lowering pressure drop, reducing droplet size, accelerating feed vaporization and increasing a unit's range of operation.

"Refiners are consistently looking for improved performance and ease of serviceability, while minimizing operational issues such as erosion and mechanical deficiencies," said Todd Vogt, Vice President and Managing Director, Refining and Gas Processing, Lummus Technology. "When we designed the Micro-Jet Flex system, we focused on how to reduce or eliminate these roadblocks, while improving operators' yields and minimizing operational challenges. We are excited to launch this innovative product and implement it at our customers' facilities around the world."

In addition to its comprehensive technology portfolio, Lummus offers proprietary equipment, including feed injectors, to support its customers throughout the lifecycle of their assets. Lummus' earlier feed injectors consistently achieve superior yields of valuable light products when they replace conventional injectors. The new Micro-Jet Flex feed injectors improve upon the original system, the highly successful Micro-Jet Plus feed injectors, delivering improved characteristics including optimal angle, correct exit velocities and thorough feed/catalyst contact necessary to maximize the performance of the unit.

As MRC reported before, earlier this month, Lummus Technology achieved successful plant acceptance from Formosa Chemicals and Fibre Corp. for the company's cumene and phenol plant expansion in Ningbo, China. The expansion was to an existing 450 kMTA cumene and 300 kMTA phenol plant, which now has a 600 kMTA cumene and 400 kMTA phenol capacity.

Phenol is largely used to produce bisphenol A (BPA), which, in its turn, is used in the production of plastics such as polycarbonate (PC) and epoxy resins.

According to MRC's ScanPlast report, Russia's overall estimated consumption of PC granules totalled 50,300 tonnes in the first half of 2021 (excluding imports and exports to/from Belarus), compared to 47,300 tonnes a year earlier. Demand increased by 6%.
Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:bisphenol a, PC, crude and gaz condensate, phenol, sheet extrusion, petrochemistry, Formosa, Lummus Technology, China.
Category:General News
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