Honeywell, an American multinational conglomerate firm, has reportedly declared that its Universal Oil Products (UOP) Russell business has launched ‘SC-30’ gas plant, which performs high-recovery cryogenic gas processing. Reportedly the new plant is fifty percent bigger than the other pre-engineered plants available currently.
The SC-30 gas processing plant has a potential of three hundred million standard cubic ft. production per day and employs a technology called Ortloff Recycle Split Vapor, which can recover over 99% of high-grade ethane from natural gases, claim sources.
According to Neil Eckersley, Universal Oil Products Russell GM at Honeywell, market dynamics which increase demand for giant gas plants are propelled by processors, that are looking to upsurge their scale and provide ways to lower costs. For a set-up cost, that is slightly higher than the establishment cost of one gas plant, a giant plant like SC-30 can proficiently perform jobs of two gas plants, claims Neil Eckersley.
According to trusted sources, Honeywell UOP has reportedly publicized that it has bought the business of Ortloff Engineers, Ltd., recently. For the record, Ortloff Engineers is a leading producer of expert level technologies that garner instrumental returns in the processing of natural gas and the recovery of sulfur.
Accredited to its giant structure, on a per-cubic ft. basis the SC-30 gas plant is nearly twenty percent more energy efficient, dropping capital and operational expenses of gas processors. The plant is assembled and delivered in a modular format and utilizes an advanced cycle procedure to extract high-grade ethane from residual gas, cite trusted sources.
For the uninitiated, ethane is almost exclusively used as a petrochemical feedstock to manufacture ethylene, which is the prime constituent of plastics.
To fabricate the SC-30 gas plant, UOP Russell formed a novel engineering design which incorporates bigger pumps, tanks, coolers, and pipes present in modular skids, claim sources familiar with the development. The complete structure can reportedly be shipped on trucks and assembled on the desired location, wherever natural gas is being created.