Processo di deidrogenazione Oleflex
LEFINS AND ERIVATIVES
LEFLEX ROCESS FOR
The UOP Oleflex process is a catalytic dehydrogena- of CCR catalyst regeneration, the processing unit does
tion technology for the production of light olefins from not have to be shut down to change out the catalyst.
their corresponding paraffins. One specific application
of this technology produces propylene from propane. A PPLICATIONS
Propylene is the word’s second largest petrochemical The majority of propylene is produced as a byproduct
commodity and is used in the production of polypropy- of petroleum refineries (FCC/RCC) and olefin plant
lene, acrylonitrile, acrylic acid, acrolein, propylene steam crackers. As a result, most propylene is a byprod-
oxide and glycols, plasticizer oxo alcohols, cumene, uct of other products, specifically gasoline and ethylene.
isopropyl alcohol, and acetone. The growth in propy- However, when production capacity is not coupled with
lene production is primarily driven by the industry a demand for those byproducts, a supply/demand
demand for polypropylene, which is used in such imbalance can occur. The Oleflex process provides
everyday products as packaging materials and outdoor petrochemical producers with a catalytic, on-purpose
clothing. The growth rate of polypropylene is expected means of making propylene independent of the demand
to be 5% per year for the near future. The Oleflex for gasoline and ethylene.
process provides: The Oleflex
J A dedicated source of propylene supply for process provides
downstream use. producers with a
Increased control over long-term propylene propylene, which
costs. then leads to high-
J High-quality propylene production, which leads quality polymers.
to high-quality polymers. This process con-
sumes less poly-
J Potential for process integration with down- merization cata-
stream technology. lyst because of
J Continuous on-stream production of propylene. in the propylene
product and has
In addition, the Oleflex process utilizes UOP’s propri- the potential to be
etary equipment and systems for optimal operations, integrated with existing downstream technology.
units, modular CCR, UOP
including PSA Polybed distillation trays, High-
lock hopper control, MD
tubes, and process instrumentation controls
TM D ESCRIPTION
(PIC). Integration of these products within the Oleflex The UOP Oleflex process is separated into three differ-
process results in significant capital and operating cost ent sections: the reactor section, the product recovery
savings for the complex and provides an overall guaran- section, and the catalyst regeneration section.
tee for the Oleflex process and products. With the use
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I contenuti di questa pagina costituiscono rielaborazioni personali del Publisher Atreyu di informazioni apprese con la frequenza delle lezioni di Chimica industriale II e studio autonomo di eventuali libri di riferimento in preparazione dell'esame finale o della tesi. Non devono intendersi come materiale ufficiale dell'università Parma - Unipr o del prof Moggi Pietro.
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