October 3, 2007 at 10:36 pm #3931
National Cooperative Refinery Association will announce in the fourth quarter plans to build a new expanded coker at its 85000 BPD McPherson, Kansas refinery. With other upgrades the plant will increase capacity to 100,000 BPD with approximately 50% of it being heavy Canadian Sands Crude. The coker will be built using ConocoPhillips technology and will replace an old three drum coker originally built in the mid 50’s and early 60’s. The project will include metalurgical upgrades to allow the existing crude and vacuum units to process the high acid number crude. A three year wait is expected before the delivery of the new coke drums due to the tremendous backlog of orders and a general contracter has not been announced.
December 9, 2007 at 9:56 pm #7140
Chris here is update on NCRA McPherson Coker – InServ is going to do Feasibility for the 30MBD coker that COP is doing Coker Technology that you mentioned.
Refinery Association Selects Engineer for Delayed Coker Study, an Industrial Info News Alert
Tuesday December 4, 6:16 am ET
Refinery Association Selects Engineer for Delayed Coker Study
SUGAR LAND–December 4, 2007–Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)–The National Cooperative Refinery Association (NCRA) (McPherson, Kansas) has chosen InServ Company (Tulsa, Oklahoma) to perform a feasibility study to evaluate options of constructing a 20,000- to 30,000-barrel-per-day (BPD) delayed coker or increasing the capacity of an existing 20,000-BPD delayed coker by replacing three coke drums. In addition, InServ is also conducting a study to increase the rate on an 85,000-BPD crude unit to allow the refinery to process additional Canadian sour crude oil. The approval for the projects is expected in spring 2008, and the NCRA will select an engineering and construction company to perform engineering, procurement and construction services for the capital projects that are expected to start up in 2012.
NCRA was founded in 1943 and is an inter-regional petroleum cooperative owned by three regional farm supply cooperatives that distribute their products to affiliated local cooperatives in north-central United States. NCRA owns 100% of Jayhawk pipeline from southwestern Kansas to central Kansas. In addition, it has a joint-venture partnership with Osage pipeline from Cushing, Oklahoma, to El Dorado, Kansas, and Kaw pipeline in central Kansas. The company has a crude oil storage capacity of more than 1 million barrels. NCRA employs about 560 employees and has annual sales of about $700 million per year.
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