Resid hydrocracking better than delayed coking in case studies

UPGRADING BOTTOMS-2 Lawrence Wisdom, Eric Peer, Pierre Bonnifay IFP North America Inc. Princeton, N.J. Case Studies [114,894 bytes] To highlight the advantages of two popular vacuum residue upgrading routes, coking and hydroprocessing, IFP North America Inc. completed a detailed economic comparison. The study compares delayed coking plus hydrotreating vs. the H-Oil process (residue hydrocracking) at two conversion levels, moderate (65 vol %) and high (85 vol %), and on two different feedstocks, Arab Light/Heavy vacuum residue and Isthmus/Maya vacuum residue. The six cases studied are shown in the box. The cases enable refiners to examin...

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