Venezuelan plant expansion weighs modification, replacement

Simulation of operations at Pdvsa Western Division`s Ulé LPG complex (Zulia) indicated changes to operating pressures to expand fractionation capacities were preferable to replacement of existing towers.Several optimization projects already in progress will increase the NGL production by 12,200 b/d. As a result, Pdvsa decided to study existing fractionation facilities and utilities systems.The evaluation revealed that some of the fractionation towers would have some limits processing the expected additional production.Ulé complexThree fractionation plants constitute the Ulé LPG complex. Two fractionate NGL into propane, butanes mix, and gasoline; the other separates t...

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