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Oxygen Enrichment

In petroleum refineries, oxygen is often used to debottleneck Claus sulfur Recovery Units (SRU). Air Products pioneered this technology in the mid 80s and offers several oxygen enrichment technologies for this application. Also, oxygen if often used to increase the capacity and conversion of a Fluid Catalytic Cracker (FCC) in a refinery. This is done by oxygen-enriching the combustion air to the regenerator and offers a very quick and economic means of boosting refinery profits.

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Oxygen

The trend towards heavier and sourer crudes as well as ever-tightening product sulfur specifications continues to stretch the sulfur processing capabilities. Oxygen enrichment is employed to boost capacity of sulfur recovery units, and in some instances to reduce SO2 emissions to achieve environmental conformance. Oxygen can be supplied from a dedicated plant located at or near a customer's facility, owned, operated, and managed by Air Products or from a plant owned by the customer. Air Products' has produced over 1200 air separation plants and currently owns and operates over 300 air separation plants. We can help you optimize oxygen usage for your sulfur recovery operation and can provide you with the most economical mode of supply based on your consumption patterns.

The trend towards heavier and sourer crudes as well as ever-tightening product sulfur specifications continues to stretch the sulfur processing capabilities. Oxygen enrichment is employed to boost capacity of sulfur recovery units, and in some instances to reduce SO2 emissions to achieve environmental conformance. Oxygen can be supplied from a dedicated plant located at or near a customer's facility, owned, operated, and managed by Air Products or from a plant owned by the customer. Air Products' has produced over 1200 air separation plants and currently owns and operates over 300 air separation plants. We can help you optimize oxygen usage for your sulfur recovery operation and can provide you with the most economical mode of supply based on your consumption patterns.

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