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STRATCO® Engineering Design Services for Alkylation Units

STRATCO® Engineering Design Services for Alkylation Units

From process design packages for new STRATCO® alkylation units to performance studies of existing alkylation units and operator training simulators, our engineering team offers a comprehensive range of services to enable refineries to optimize performance of their alkylation units.
Our engineering team is ISO 9001 certified and has extensive experience in designing and delivering grassroots process design packages (PDP) for the STRATCO® alkylation technology.  The development of each PDP is facilitated by industry leading experts and cutting-edge tools. The PDP is a schedule A level package that includes all the information required by a detailed engineering contractor and/or engineering/construction contractors to complete the final engineering of the unit.

Process Design Packages for STRATCO® Alkylation Technology

Principle elements provided in a grassroots PDP:

  • Process design philosophies
  • Process flow diagrams
  • Material selection diagrams
  • Material and energy balance
  • Reaction zone summary
  • Utilities consumption summary
  • Equipment list
  • Equipment datasheets
  • Piping and instrumentation diagrams
  • Line schedule
  • Instrument list and datasheets
  • Preliminary plot plan
  • General description of the project site
  • Cause and effect diagram
  • Relief rationale and relief valve datasheets
  • Effluent summary
  • Operating principles

Further to providing customers with grassroots PDPs, our engineering team has the capabilities of evaluating existing alkylation units.

In addition to providing the deliverables included in a PDP, we facilitate critical meetings throughout the project including, but not limited to kickoff meetings, PFD review meetings, and P&ID review meetings. In these meetings, STRATCO® experts ensure the proposed design adheres to the refinery requirements and adequately integrates with adjoining units. Additionally, we supports post PDP meetings involving process risk analysis (PHA, HAZOP, SIL, etc.) and other meetings like 3D model reviews.

Performance Evaluation of Existing Alkylation Units

There are a number of engineering studies we can complete to evaluate your existing alkylation unit:

A test run is accomplished by collecting actual data from an existing alkylation unit.  A STRATCO® engineer will travel to the alkylation unit site and ensure all the necessary data is collected. Once the test run is complete, the engineering team will model the unit and quantify the performance of each unit operation.

STRATCO® engineers can use a test run study to inform recommendations for alkylation unit optimization. These studies can be custom tailored to investigate the entire alkylation unit or specific sections.

Once a test run study is complete, our experts can evaluate expansion opportunities within an existing alkylation unit.  This expansion or revamp study provides process modifications required for a specified feed rate by identifying the unit bottlenecks and providing engineered solutions.  

When evaluating alternative feedstocks, we can provide product quality expectations and recommend specific operating parameters needed to achieve these product properties.

If you’re looking for the best alkylation unit training in the world, look no further.  We offer classroom training as well as an Operator Training Simulator (OTS) for refiners looking to better prepare their employees for real life operations situations. Our expert engineering team develops these customized models using the TMODS dynamic simulator. The resulting high-fidelity model is used as an engine behind the emulated OTS DCS board. 

Operating Training Simulator

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