) integrated global services and technology delivery business,
DuPont Sustainable Solutions, has successfully commenced its
DuPont IsoTherming Diesel Hydrotreating Unit at the
PetroChina Changqing Petrochemical Company refinery in
Xianyang, China. The unit was previously licensed in 2011 to
PetroChina. PetroChina Changqing Petrochemical Company is a unit
PetroChina Co. Ltd.
Starting from DuPont's process design work for the unit to its
commissioning, the project took two years to complete. Unit
commissioning works were completed from Jun 20-30, 2013. Within
Jul 23-25, 2013, a successful performance test run at the design
throughput, with the design basis feed, was conducted maintaining
the diesel product specifications.
The unit is specially designed to produce low sulphur diesel,
which is complaint with the local diesel sulphur specifications
of less than 50 wppm (weight parts per million), when processing
0.6 MMTPA (million metric ton per annum) (12,487 BPSD) of a 67%
Light Cycle Oil (LCO) / 33% Straight Run Diesel (SRD) blend.
PetroChina produces high-quality, low-sulphur diesel, which is
compliant with local environmental regulations on using DuPont's
advanced IsoTherming Hydroprocessing Technology. The uniqueness
of this technology is that it reduces energy consumption and
operating cost, provides higher reliability and increased
operating flexibility, with higher product quality when compared
with conventional hydroprocessing.
The technology uses novel reactor system to remove sulphur and
other contaminants from petroleum liquids and motor fuels;
whereas other typical hydroprocessing techniques use hydrogen in
contact with a solid catalyst for the same. The usage of a novel
reactor system makes it superior hydroprocessing technologies.
DuPont Sustainable Solutions' Clean Technologies licensed and
markets IsoTherming Hydroprocessing Technology from its Leawood,
DuPont Sustainable Solutions is one among its 12 business
groups. It offers consulting services, products and technologies
that help organizations protect people and the environment, use
assets more efficiently, and improve worker skills and
DuPont carries a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold).
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