Aggreko Process Services and Propylene Recovery
The Challenge to the Customer
A Midwest olefins producer was experiencing limitations in the
recovery section of their propylene unit. This was not only
affecting production, but was also causing unwanted flaring of the
propylene. A fouled heat exchanger was believed to be the problem
and a plant outage would be required to clean the exchanger. This
would require several days of lost production which the plant could
not afford to take.
Aggreko Process Services was contacted to
evaluate the need. A meeting was held at the customer's site
and several options utilizing Aggreko's rental
heat exchangers were identified that could avoid
the unscheduled downtime.
Within 24 hours of the equipment arriving on-site, the project
was online and meeting all process objectives.
The Benefit to the Customer
Aggreko Process Services reviewed the options available and
recommended a solution that would meet the customer’s
needs, was least intrusive to the plant for installation, and
helped avoid an unscheduled shutdown.
The project has allowed the plant to maintain production until a
scheduled shut-down of the unit can be coordinated. In
addition, the plant has no longer been required to flare the
propylene avoiding potential environmental penalties.