Technology Economics: Propylene via Propane Dehydrogenation, Part 2
by Intratec Solutions on Sep 27, 2012
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Intratec Solutions LLC, the unrivalled provider of techno-economic assessments for chemical and allied industries, is proud to announce the publication of Propylene Production via Propane ...
Intratec Solutions LLC, the unrivalled provider of techno-economic assessments for chemical and allied industries, is proud to announce the publication of Propylene Production via Propane Dehydrogenation, Part 2.
In this report, the propylene production via a propane dehydrogenation (PDH) process similar to Lummus CATOFIN® is reviewed. Both the capital investment and the operating costs are presented for a plant constructed on the US Gulf Coast and China. Process consumptions were validated through a comparison with publicly available information about Petrologistic’s PDH unit, located in Texas and based on CATOFIN® technology.
The economic analysis presented in this report is based on a plant fully integrated with a petrochemical complex and capable of producing 590 kta of polymer grade propylene. The estimated CAPEX for such a plant on the US Gulf Coast is USD 492 million. While China presents the lowest CAPEX, the USA presents the most advantageous operational margins, due to the rise of shale gas and reduction in propane prices. The attractiveness of propane dehydrogenation is proven by the calculated internal rate of return of more than 30% in the United States.
Know more at http://www.intratec.us/publications/propylene-production-via-propane-dehydrogenation-2
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