Modular construction of catalyst-regen unit saves time, costs

As part of the work associated with its 540,000 b/d Jamnagar, Gurajarat, India refinery, completed in 1999, Reliance Industries Ltd. (RIL) installed the catalyst-regeneration section of its reforming unit in prebuilt modules.Early in the development of the project, UOP presented the advantages of modular construction for the 85-m tall catalyst-regeneration section to RIL and Bechtel Corp.'s office in London. RIL and Bechtel agreed that this approach was the best way to shorten the schedule and reduce costs while maintaining quality.The three companies also agreed that the off site fabrication of the modules should be carried out in India, as proximity would yield efficiencies in cost ...

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