Petrotrin to use UOP technology for refinery upgrades

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Sept. 21 -- Petrotrin has launched a 3-year gasoline optimization program at its 175,000 b/cd Pointe-a-Pierre refinery in South Trinidad.

The program involves constructing or revamping eight major plants, along with associated utilities and supporting units.

Four of the eight plants will use the proprietary technology of UOP LLC, Des Plaines, Ill.

UOP will provide technology for a CCR Platforming unit with a Chlorsorb system for reforming naphtha to produce high-octane fuel, a Penex unit for producing clean-burning gasoline, and a Merox unit for cleaning LPG. It will also revamp a fluid catalytic cracker and upgrade the unit with a third-stage separator.

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