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Upgrading a FCC Main Fractionator to Improve Operational Reliability and Flexibility

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Giuseppe Mosca - Sulzer Chemtech Italia srl


courtesy of Sulzer Chemtech Italia srlThe Main Fractionator is one of the key towers in the FCCU unit and its reliable operation ensures the profitability of the refinery. This column can become the source of a major bottleneck in the FCCU unit directly affecting the profitability of a refinery. This paper will discuss in detail the debottlenecking of a FCCU main column at an Indian refinery that was initially commissioned in 1984 and has been revamped three times since then. Plant feedback data will also be discussed in detail.

Giuseppe Mosca, Sulzer Chemtech Italia srl - presenter at RefComm BudapestGiuseppe Mosca is the Refinery and Olefins Global Application Manager of Sulzer Chemtech. He is leading the design of mass transfer components being used in distillation towers, Absorbers & Strippers. He is also involved with process simulation, revamping proposals, troubleshooting, commissioning of tower internals, and start up assistance of fractionation equipment. Mr. Mosca previously worked for Glitsch Italy, responsible for the design of mass transfer components for a variety of refining and petrochemical applications. He received a Master degree in Chemical Engineering from the University “La Sapienza” Rome, Italy.

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