NPRA Q&A—3 (Conclusion): Discussion turns to gasoline: alkylation, naphtha hydrotreating

Ergon Refining Inc.'s 25,000-b/d Vicksburg, Miss., refinery, with addition of a second hydrotreater and ROSE propane deasphalting unit, has grown to be among the largest manufacturers of naphthenic process oil in the world, according to the company. It sits 340 river miles north of New Orleans in the Vicksburg Industrial Park just off the Mississippi River. Photograph from Ergon Refining. This is the final of three articles that present selections from the 2010 National Petrochemical and Refiners Association Q&A and Technology Forum (Oct. 10-13, Baltimore). It highlights gasoline processes, especially dealing with safety, alkylation, and naphtha hydrotreating. The first instal...

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