You are currently viewing: News



13-09-2018

Honeywell introduces largest modular cryogenic gas processing plant

Honeywell today announced that its UOP Russell business has introduced a new high recovery cryogenic gas processing plant that is 50 percent larger than other pre-engineered plants currently available. With a capacity of 300 million standard cubic feet per day, the new SC-30 gas plant employs Ortloff Recycle Split Vapor technology that can recover more than 99 percent of high-value ethane from natural gas.

Due to its larger size, the SC-30 plant is about 20 percent more energy efficient on a per-cubic foot basis, lowering gas processors’ capital and operating costs. The plant is prefabricated and delivered in modular form, and uses an advanced cycle process to extract high-value ethane from residue gas. Ethane is used almost exclusively as a petrochemical feedstock to produce ethylene, which is a primary component of plastics.

“Market dynamics that are increasing demand for larger-scale gas plants is being driven by the processors, who are increasing their scale and looking for ways to lower their costs,” said Neil Eckersley, UOP Russell general manager at Honeywell. “A larger plant such as the SC-30 can do the job of two, for little more than the cost of one.”

To make the SC-30 possible, UOP Russell created a new engineering design that included larger pumps, coolers, tanks and piping contained on modular skids. Each of these skids are manufactured in factory conditions, ensuring high manufacturing quality and on-time delivery. The entire plant can be transported on truck beds and assembled on site, anywhere natural gas is being produced.

Moreover, the SC-30’s RSV technology recovers more than 99 percent of the high-value ethane present in natural gas, far more than standard Gas Subcooled Process plants that are limited to about 90 percent recovery.

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), U.S. production of ethane is forecast to increase from an average of 1.25 million barrels per day (b/d) in 2016 to 1.7 million b/d in 2018. The EIA predicts that increased ethane production will be consumed in the petrochemical industry domestically, in addition to exports to other countries, particularly in Europe and Asia.

UOP Russell, a subsidiary of Honeywell UOP, provides skid-mounted, pre-engineered and customized modular equipment. The equipment is easily delivered to remote locations and then assembled on-site, significantly reducing construction time and expense and improving operational reliability. This modular approach enables customers to begin processing gas and earning revenue more quickly versus conventional field-erected execution methods.

Last week, Honeywell UOP announced that it has acquired the business of Ortloff Engineers, Ltd., the industry’s leading developer of specialized technologies that drive high returns in natural gas processing and sulfur recovery. Ortloff technologies are specialized to maximize gas separation and compression in modular cryogenic gas plants, providing customers with high operational flexibility and greater returns on their plant investments.

Sponsor : Honeywell UOP

Other News Items

Venture Global LNG select technologies from Honeywell UOP

Honeywell announced today that Venture Global LNG, Inc. will use a series of technologies from Honeywell UOP to remove various contaminants from natural gas prior to ...

14-05-2019

Sinochem Hongrun Petrochemicals selects ISOALKY™ from Honeywell UOP

Honeywell UOP announced today that Sinochem Hongrun Petrochemical Co., Ltd. will use Honeywell UOP’s ISOALKY™ ionic liquids alkylation technology to produce ...

25-04-2019

Honeywell and Wood to offer solutions through the Honeywell connected plant platform

Honeywell and Wood will work together through the Honeywell Connected Plant platform to commercialize digital services that help refiners and petrochemical manufacturers ...

18-03-2019

Plastics manufacturer in Vietnam selects Honeywell technology to produce propylene

Honeywell announced today that Phu My Plastics Production JSC will use Honeywell UOP’s C3 Oleflex™ technology to produce polymer-grade propylene at its facility ...

12-03-2019

Honeywell technology and controls selected for largest petrochemicals project in China

Honeywell announced today that Zhejiang Petrochemical Co. Ltd will use a range of process technology from Honeywell UOP, the world’s leading licensor of refining ...

17-01-2019

Honeywell to provide modular gas treating plant to Cogent Midstream

Honeywell today announced that its UOP Russell business will provide a 200-million-cubic-foot-per-day gas processing plant to Cogent Midstream, LLC. When completed late ...

12-12-2018

SOCAR selects Honeywell for modernisation program

Honeywell announced today that the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR) will use Honeywell UOP’s Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) technology to supply ...

06-12-2018

Wanhua Chemical Group selects Honeywell Connected Plant technology

Honeywell today announced that Wanhua Chemical Group Co., Ltd. will use the Honeywell Connected Plant Process Reliability Advisor to provide prescriptive monitoring of ...

07-11-2018

Sonatrach selects technologies from Honeywell UOP

Honeywell announced today that Sonatrach S.p.A. will use a suite of Honeywell UOP technologies to produce 200,000 metric tons per year of methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE), ...

31-10-2018

Sinopec selects Callidus® Advanced Flare System from Honeywell UOP

Honeywell UOP announced today that its Callidus® Advanced Flare System has enabled Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical Company Limited (SPC) to revamp an ethylene plant, ...

27-09-2018