World's largest dehydrogenation plant successfully started up using Clariant’s Catofin catalyst

Hengli announces successful startup of world's largest dehydrogenation plant

7:19 AM, 16th August 2019
Dehydrogenation plant of Hengli Petrochemical (Dalian) Refinery Co Ltd.
Dehydrogenation plant of Hengli Petrochemical (Dalian) Refinery Co Ltd.

MUNICH, GERMANY: Hengli Group has successful started its new dehydrogenation plant in Dalian, China. The plant uses Clariant’s Catofin catalyst technology.

The new unit combines propane dehydrogenation (PDH) with iso-butane dehydrogenation (BDH) process technologies, and it will produce over 1 million tons of olefins per year ­– becoming the world’s largest plant using Catofin catalyst technology.

The state-of-the-art process pairs Clariant’s Catofin catalyst together with McDermott’s Lummus process technology and is proven to enable high reliability and yields, cost efficiency and simplicity.

In addition to the Catofin catalyst, the facility is using Clariant’s innovative Heat Generating Material (HGM) to produce its on-purpose olefins.

Founded in 1994, Hengli Group is one of China’s foremost suppliers of petrochemicals. Hengli Group’s new dehydrogenation plant in Dalian, China is designed to process 500 KTA of propane and 800 KTA of iso-butane feeds to produce propylene and iso-butylene.

“We are very proud of our achievements on this groundbreaking project. The fast, smooth and successful startup of this world’s largest paraffin dehydrogenation unit would not have been possible without reliable and experienced partners like Clariant,” said Guangqin Peng, Chief Engineer of Hengli Petrochemical (Dalian) Refinery Co Ltd.

“We are honored that our Catofin catalysts and Heat Generating Material were selected by Hengli for its new production facility. Together with our technology partner, McDermott’s Lummus Technology, we are proving, yet again, the outstanding benefits of Catofin for propane and iso-butane dehydrogenation,” added Stefan Heuser, Senior Vice President & General Manager Business Unit Catalysts at Clariant.

© Worldofchemicals News



Your Comments (Up to 2000 characters)
Please respect our community and the integrity of its participants. WOC reserves the right to moderate and approve your comment.

Related News

Domo Chemicals to acquire Solvay’s European polyamides business

GHENT, BELGIUM: Domo Chemicals has signed an agreement to acquire Solvay’s performance polyamides business in Europe. This includes engineering ...

Read more
PPG completes acquisition of Dexmet Corporation

PITTSBURGH, US: PPG Industries has completed its acquisition of Dexmet Corporation, a manufacturer of specialty materials for surfaces in aerospace, a ...

Read more
Major fire breaks at Alkyl Amines plant in Pune, India

MUMBAI, INDIA: A major fire broke out at a chemical plant in Kurkumbh MIDC area of Pune district's Daund tehsil on Wednesday night, a police official ...

Read more
Ecolab acquires US-based cleaning solutions provider Chemstar

ST PAUL, US: Ecolab Inc has acquired the business of privately held Chemstar Corporation, a US-based supplier of food safety and cleaning and sanitizi ...

Read more
Unichem Lab gets FDA approval for pain management drug

NEW DELHI, INDIA: Unichem Laboratories has received Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) approval from US Food & Drug Administration (USFD ...

Read more
Rapid urbanization to drive Indian powder coatings market

The Indian powder coatings market accounted for $896.7 million in 2017 and is anticipated to reach $1,508.2 million by 2025, registering a CAGR of 6.6 ...

Read more uses cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. By using this site, you agree to our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. X