KBR, Inc. (NYSE: KBR) today announced that Placid Refining Company LLC has successfully started up a grassroots Dividing Wall Column (DWC) reformate splitter at their Port Allen, Louisiana, USA refinery. KBR’s Distill-Max™ DWC technology was selected for this application during Placid Refining Company’s “Mobile Source Air Toxic (MSAT) II Reformate Splitter Project”
The reformate splitter column is designed to remove benzene from the gasoline streams and produce a benzene rich stream. KBR’s application of Distill-Max technology to the reformate splitter column design delivers Placid Refining Company better energy efficiency as well as compliance with MSAT II regulations which limit the benzene content of gasoline in the USA. The Distill-Max DWC design realizes a minimum energy saving of 20% and a reduction in the column diameter when compared to the conventional 3-product column design.
KBR has provided the complete technical solution to Placid Refining Company, comprising the basic design, the supply of column trays/internals and startup support for this project since 2014. This successful application adds to KBR’s expanding Distill-Max DWC portfolio.
“KBR is pleased to design and deliver a cost-effective solution that minimized capital and operating costs for the benefit of our client,” said John Derbyshire, President of KBR Technology & Consulting.
About KBR, Inc.
KBR, Inc. is a global technology, engineering, procurement and construction company serving the hydrocarbons and government services industries, employing approximately 25,800 people worldwide with customers in more than 80 countries and operations in 40 countries across three distinct global businesses:
- Technology & Consulting, including proprietary technology in refining, ethylene, ammonia and fertilizers, and gasification; and niche consulting and know-how through subsidiaries Granherne, Energo and GVA
- Engineering & Construction, including Offshore Oil & Gas; Onshore Oil & Gas; LNG/GTL; Refining; Petrochemicals; Chemicals; differentiated EPC, and Industrial Services
- Government Services, incorporating KBRwyle, includes capabilities that span the full spectrum of government mission requirements including research and development, testing, engineering, logistics, deployed operations, and life-cycle sustainment.
KBR is proud to work with its customers across the globe to provide technology, value-added consulting services, integrated EPC delivery and Long Term Industrial Services to ensure consistent project delivery with predictable results. At KBR, we deliver.
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