Petroleum Pilot Plant Distillation and Fractionation Services
Distillation and fractionation pilot plant services, supporting the global petroleum refining industry.
Intertek pilot plant facilities support distillation and fractionation refining projects for clients across the world. Distillation or fractionation is a process that separates a petroleum feedstock into fractions according to boiling point. Fractions typically recovered from crude oil include naphtha (C5-350 deg F), diesel (350-650 deg F), vacuum gas oil (650-1000 deg F) and vacuum resid (1000 deg F to FBP). Intertek customizes the fractionation to meet the diverse needs of each customer.
Intertek capabilities in petroleum pilot plant fractionation and distillation include:
- Batch Stills (14):
- Operating pressures fanging from <1mm Hg to 40 psig
- Still pot capacities ranging from one liter to over 200 gallons.
- Number of theoretical plates ranging from 1 to 75+.
- Continuous stills, including:
- Short-residence-time flash vaporizer with a capacity of up to 2.5 liters/hour at 2-3 mm Hg vacuum to cut up to 1100 degF.
- Continuous one-column still P-13 with a capacity of up to 25 gallons/hour at atmospheric pressure and 15 gallons/hour at 2-3 mm Hg vacuum, to cut up to 1025 degF.
- Continuous still train with a capacity of up to 1 gallon/hour, consisting of a pressurized debutanizer, two atmospheric towers and one vacuum tower.
- Wide-range of feedstock processing:
- Conventional petroleum feedstocks, such as crude oil
- Unconventional feedstocks, such as bitumen
- Petrochemical feedstocks
- High sulfur feedstocks
- Low sulfur (<2 ppm) feedstocks.
Crude assay studies are available at Intertek Pilot Plant Services and through the global Intertek laboratory network.
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