Facts & figures
One of the world‘s largest refinery complexes is located in northwestern India. It processes 1.2 million barrels of crude oil per day.
This corresponds to 1.8 percent of the entire global refining volume (in 2008).
Mission: Energy autonomy
Now in its third expansion phase, the refinery is aiming for energy autonomy. Petcoke and refinery off-gas will replace LNG imports and also supply petrochemical feedstock.
To support this expansion stage, the operator ordered the following from Linde:
Acid gas removal units based on the RECTISOL® -process
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Air separation units for petcoke gasification
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Air separation units for glycol production
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Sulfur recovery units
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Pressure swing adsorption units
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Solution: Petroleum coke as feedstock and source of energy
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Linde delivered five of the world‘s largest air separation units for this project. They produce oxygen from ambient air. This oxygen is then used to break up the petcoke. Hydrogen is captured from some of the resulting off-gas streams and used in the general refining process. Some of the off-gas is also combusted in gas turbines to generate electricity.
ACID GAS REMOVAL
The plant in Jamnagar consists of four trains and enables 99.98 percent of sulfur to be recovered from the various off-gas streams.