PROCESS DESIGN CHALLENGES IN PRODUCING CLEAN FUELS PROJECTS IN BROWNFIELD REFINERY

  • Siti Fauzuna Othman Principal Engineer (Process Design), Group Technology Solutions, PETRONAS, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Hasinah M Hanafi Principal Engineer (Process Design), Group Technology Solutions, PETRONAS, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Nur Baizurah M Zamry Staff Engineer (Process Design), Group Technology Solutions, PETRONAS, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Azuria Camalia Kamel Staff Engineer (Process Design), Group Technology Solutions, PETRONAS, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Abstract

In Asia, with increasing pressure to meet environmental Diesel Euro 5 fuel specifications, older refineries have the choice of upgrading their plants to prepare for this change. Changes that have to be thought off are not limited to the technology to be selected. Still, the more complex issues would be the brownfield elements, plot constraints, utilities, and offsite constraints. Older refineries will face a dilemma in meeting the more current design standards, especially those related to safety. Another key consideration is to scope the project’s boundary, which has to be considered is the brownfield process unit limitations. The obsolete plant documents are also another challenge. Test run data has to be obtained to define the plant’s current performance and determine the current efficiencies of the equipment instead of assuming the equipment as new. This report provides insight into the challenges faced in designing old plants to meet Euro 5 requirements.

References

MS123-3:2016 Malaysian Standard: Diesel Fuel – Specification – Part 3: Euro 5, 2016.
Eur Ing C Park FIChemE: Flare System Design for Oil and Gas Installations (October 2020) IChemE (Milton Keynes Regional Committee) Presentation, 2020.
API 521: Pressure-relieving and Depressuring Systems Sixth Edition, January 2014.
Published
2021-05-31
How to Cite
OTHMAN, Siti Fauzuna et al. PROCESS DESIGN CHALLENGES IN PRODUCING CLEAN FUELS PROJECTS IN BROWNFIELD REFINERY. Platform : A Journal of Science and Technology, [S.l.], v. 4, n. 1, p. 12-18, may 2021. ISSN 2637-0530. Available at: <https://myjms.mohe.gov.my/index.php/pjst/article/view/13533>. Date accessed: 21 may 2022.