Webinar Boosting Sulfuric Acid Alkylation Performance

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02:00 - 08:00

Alkylation Background, Trend, Process & Challenges Overview

08:00 - 14:40

Overview of technology to solve challenges  - Compabloc heat exchanger

14:40 - 17:45

Sulfuric acid Alky process & solutions overview

17:45 - 21:55

Solution in reactor section: Feed/Effluent exchanger position

21:55 - 28:30

Solution in refrigeration section: Refrigerant condenser position

28:30 - 33:20

Solution in fractionation section: DIB Ovhd condenser position

33:20 - 51:00



Rethink Your Refinery – Boosting Sulfuric Acid Alkylation Performance

Alkylation processes are an important tool for refineries to create octane that is required to meet gasoline specifications. In recent years with Tier III regulations implementation, and the resulting destruction of octane in hydrotreating processes, the need for more octane has never been stronger. The United States has 50% of the global refinery alkylation unit capacity, with production hitting 1,300,000 bpd in 2020. There are several different licensors and technologies to make alkylate, each coming with its own challenges.

In this webinar we will focus on Sulfuric Acid Alkylation and the key area that customers seek out Alfa Laval for solution using our Compact Welded Plate heat exchanger technology. These include:

- Debottleneck / Increase Capacity
- Reduce sulphuric acid consumption
- Reduce use of utilities – Energy & Water


About our Speakers


Mike Buettner

Mike Buettner is a Refinery Welded Plate Technologist and works with US refineries to implement heat exchanger technology. Mike has worked in the refinery industry for over 25 years, both in the United States and Asia, in various roles within EPC’s, refineries, and technology solution providers. Mike has a degree in Chemical Engineering from Michigan Technological University and a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Minnesota.

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Sumit Chintawar

Sumit Chintawar is a Refinery Welded Plate Heat Exchanger Technologist, where he works with US refineries to implement welded plate heat exchanger technology for process reliability and sustainability improvements also reducing utilities and project capex. Sumit has worked in the refinery industry for ten years in the Middle East, India and now in the US. Sumit has a Bachelor’s of Mechanical Engineering from Nagpur University, India and a Master’s in Business Administration from ICFAI Business School Hyderabad, India.

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