Honeywell's UOP Technology Selected For Petrochemical Production In China
Technology will boost production of key petrochemicals to meet growing demand
DES PLAINES, Ill., Jan. 30, 2013
DES PLAINES, Ill., Jan. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- UOP LLC, a Honeywell (NYSE:
HON) company, announced today that its UOP Oleflex™ process technology has
been selected by China's Longgang Chemical Co. to produce key ingredients for
fuels and synthetic rubber.
Honeywell's UOP C Oleflex process will be used to convert refinery-derived
isobutane to isobutylene, a valuable petrochemical used in the production of
fuels and synthetic rubber. This is UOP's second C Oleflex process license
in China. In addition to technology licensing, Honeywell's UOP will provide
basic engineering, catalysts, adsorbents, specialty equipment and engineering
for the project.
"As the demand for petrochemicals grows, especially in China, producers are
looking for ways to maximize product yields while reducing production costs,"
said Pete Piotrowski, senior vice president and general manager of Honeywell's
UOP Process Technology and Equipment business unit. "Honeywell's UOP
technology will help China meet growing demand efficiently and more
profitably. This project is yet another milestone for UOP's Oleflex
technology, and we look forward to working with Longgang Chemical."
Longgang Chemical Co. will use Honeywell's UOP technology to process 175,000
metric tons of mixed butane feedstock annually at its facility in Dongying
City, Shandong Province, China. The facility is expected to start-up in 2015.
The C Oleflex process uses catalytic dehydrogenation to convert isobutane
to isobutylene. Compared with competing processes, Honeywell's UOP C
Oleflex technology provides the lowest cash cost of production, the highest
return on investment and the smallest environmental footprint. The superior
performance of Honeywell's UOP technology stems from its low capital costs,
high isobutylene yields, low energy and water consumption, and use of a fully
recyclable platinum alumina-based catalyst system.
Unique to the Oleflex process, independent reaction and regeneration systems
are in place that allow continuous use of catalysts for steady-state
operations (non swing-bed), which helps maximize operating flexibility,
on-stream factor and reliability.
Since the Oleflex technology was commercialized in 1990, Honeywell's UOP has
commissioned six C Oleflex units for on-purpose isobutylene production, as
well as nine C Oleflex units for on-purpose propylene production.
Since 2011, Honeywell's UOP has announced 10 new Oleflex units across China,
Abu Dhabi and North America, including China's first combined C/C
Oleflex unit and the first C Oleflex unit.
Longgang Chemical Co. Ltd. is a privately held, professional production and
chemical raw materials export enterprise located in Qingdao Province, China.
UOP LLC, headquartered in Des Plaines, Illinois, USA, is a leading
international supplier and licensor of process technology, catalysts,
adsorbents, process plants, and consulting services to the petroleum refining,
petrochemical, and gas processing industries. UOP is a wholly-owned subsidiary
of Honeywell International Inc. and is part of Honeywell's Performance
Materials and Technologies strategic business group. For more information, go
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