Maximum Conversion of Vacuum Residue to Diesel
The UOP Uniflex™ process converts vacuum residue to maximize the production of clean distillates. The process has been proven on a commercial scale, with years of efficient and reliable operation providing robust economic returns. It can be readily integrated into existing refining facilities, and offers several significant advantages compared to alternative technologies:
Advanced Technology – 90% conversion rate, even for the poorest quality feeds
Higher Yields – Achieves >60 vol% yield of diesel, nearly double that of coking
Simple Integration – The small amount of vacuum gas oil (VGO) produced in the process can typically be processed in an existing hydrocracker or FCC unit, reducing the level of new investment CAPEX required
Increased Margins – Increases refinery margins by 60-100%, or nearly $300-500 million per year for a two million tons per year unit
The combination of high conversion, increased margin uplift and minimized CAPEX makes the Uniflex process an attractive, economical solution for both existing and new refineries.
When processing crude oil or petroleum in a refinery, UOP Uniflex process services may include:
- Technical planning
- Technical analysis and consultation
Contact us for more information.