Malaysian company more than doubles petchem complex capacity

Titan's newest cracker has a capacity of 330,000 tpy of ethylene and 165,000 tpy of propylene. The naphtha-cracking furnace uses Stone & Webster Inc.'s Ultra Selective Cracking (UCS) technology. Photos courtesy of Titan Petrochemicals Sdn. Bhd. (Fig. 1)Click here to enlarge imageTitan Petrochemicals Sdn. Bhd., the largest petrochemical company in Malaysia, commissioned a new 330,000 tonnes/year (tpy) ethylene unit in Pasir Gudang, Johor, Malaysia, in October 1999. The cracker can also produce 165,000 tpy of propylene (Fig. 1). Click here to enlarge imageThe new unit brings the capacity of the Pasir Gudang complex up to 560,000 tpy ethylene and 280,000 tpy of propylene, driving...

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