Our refinery is designed for advanced hydrocarbon processing, through refining mixed hydrocarbons such as light to heavy distillates, off-specification gasoline and diesel, transmix and fuel oil mixtures. We can process up to 1,000 barrels per day of feedstock. A unique feature of the plant is its electric heater, which allows for a very fast start time and gives us the ability to run a wide range of distillation curves and products.
- Mixed hydrocarbon fractions
- Transmix (pipeline interface)
- Line-flushings from terminal operations
- Gasoline and diesel mixtures
Our evaporator distillation process is rated at 28,000 gallons per day and is available for custom chemical toll processing. The three-stage distillation process consists of a falling film evaporator, a wiped film evaporator, and short path distillation in series. The system uses increasing temperatures and a vacuum moving through the system to produce up to four product streams. In our evaporation distillation process, the separation, purification, or concentration of materials occurs under vacuum, but at reduced residence times as compared to more conventional distillation methods. Our high vacuum process achieves separation of materials at the lowest possible temperatures, making it ideal for heat-sensitive and high-boiling mixtures.
Centrifuge Separation Units (CSU)
Our advanced processing capabilities also include two state-of-the-art, 25 gpm, horizontal, gas-tight, Tricanter centrifuges. The centrifuges were built to handle materials laden with high solids and can be used to remove solids or break emulsions. The recovered product can be sent to the distillation column or to the evaporators for further processing. Each centrifuge maintains a nitrogen blanket and is completely gas-tight, giving us the ability to run in an inert and very safe environment.
- Oily tank heels from terminal operations and refineries
- High-solid content oils (e.g., slurry oils and crude oils from tank cleanings)
- Emulsion and rag layers from slop tanks
- Barge strippings