Texas refiner achieves fast column turnaround with combination treatment

Phillips 66 Co. (now ConocoPhillips) completed the shortest turnaround of its gas-plant receiver at its Borger, Tex., refinery and NGL center using a combination of surfactants, enzymes, an oxidizer, and a high flash-point solvent. Cleaning of Phillips' Column 45 gas-plant receiver, Borger, Tex., was completed in 12 hr. (Fig. 1).Click here to enlarge imagenullAn area about 4,340 cu ft in Column 45 was chemically decontaminated in 12 hr; the receiver was returned to operation in only 3 days at a cost of $14,900.In a previous turnaround, a crew of 20 men worked for 3 days to chisel off deposits that resisted chemical treatment for a total turnaround time of 5 days at a cost of $34,500 ($24...

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