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Does Solvent Deasphalting Help or Hinder a Modern Refinery’s Economics?

Presented By

Sim Romero - KBC (a Yokogawa Co.)


The presentation will give an overview of the history of technology and how it is different than fractionation. Examples of SDA yields and product qualities will be illustrated. How the SDA process fits into the modern refinery and how this technology can add value in particular refinery configurations. A discussion on the product qualities from an SDA unit and the challenges for downstream processing of the DAO and Pitch. Finally, a brief discussion on the impact of an SDA operation has on refinery economics.

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