Shandong to use Honeywell’s propane dehydrogenation technology
Honeywell has recently announced that Shandong Wonfull Petrochemical will use Honeywell UOP’s C3 Oleflex propane dehydrogenation technology to produce 250,000 metric tonnes per year of polymer-grade propylene at its facility in the Huantai Economic Development Zone in China’s Shandong Province. Shandong Wonfull Petrochemical Group manufactures and distributes gasoline, diesel, liquefied gas, petroleum coke, sulfur, propylene, and other petrochemicals.
Honeywell will provide licensing, the process design package, proprietary and non-proprietary equipment, on-site operator training, technical services for startup and continuing operation, and catalysts and adsorbents for the project.
Honeywell UOP’s C3 Oleflex technology uses catalytic dehydrogenation to convert propane to propylene and is designed to have a lower cash cost of production and higher return on investment among competing technologies. Its low energy consumption, low emissions and fully recyclable, platinum-alumina-based catalyst system minimizes its impact on the environment. The independent reaction and regeneration sections enable steady-state operations, improved operating flexibility, and a high on-stream factor and reliability.