Chevron Port Arthur ethylene expansion meets objectives

Steven E. Harper Chevron Chemical Co. LLC Port Arthur, Tex. Wadie Malaty Stone & Webster Engineering Corp. Houston, Tex. Stone & Webster's ARS technology was implemented in Chevron's ARS and refinery-gas dephlegmator coldboxes during the revamp in 1997. Chevron Chemical Co. LLC's Port Arthur, Tex., ethylene unit (EU-1544) was recently expanded from 1.0 billion lb/year to 1.7 billion lb/year. The unit has been operating at capacity since November 1997. Chevron and Stone & Webster Engineering Corp. have been working as a team since 1991, as the EU-1544 expansion project has evolved from a concept to construction. The following pr...

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