PROJECT DESCRIPTION

The objective of this study is to acquire data to design an extractive distillation process for separating light hydrocarbons.

TECHNICAL CHALLENGES

A key element of success in the study is the measurement of vapor-liquid equilibria at pressures of 2 to 5 bar, to determine the liquid and vapor compositions in a mixture of heavy and light components (boiling point difference > 230°C).

OUR METHODOLOGY

We undertook this study by:

  • Developing efficient analytic methods,
  • Developing a suitable experimental strategy to acquire measurements in line with customer’s project and time constraints.

RESULTS

The measurements were carried out successfully in our labs, and Processium was able to provide:

  • A feedback on notable issues encountered, particularly degeneration of seals or corrosion problems
  • Data values which allowed our customers to better understand their process, and for the licensor to anticipate autonomously any future maintenances. A considerable profit in maintenance was achieved with this study.