August 2008

Process Developments

Increase gasoline production—a case study

Adjusting naphtha product cuts from the crude unit increased gasoline production without a major revamp

The Bandar Abbas Refinery is a 232,000-bpd crude oil/condensate facility. Since coming onstream in mid-1997, it has primarily operated as an export refinery. Over time, the regional demand for kerosine decreased while gasoline demand increased. Refinery engineers used an innovative approach to blend low-demand kerosine into naphtha and thus balance the refinery's finished product slate. Changing regional demand. For this refinery, kerosine demand was decreasing and had limited storage space for this product. A serious problem was developing: this refiner had to reduce kerosine product volumes while increasing motor gasoline and gasoil (GO) yields. Limited jetty capacity restricted the cap

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