Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether (MTBE) Plant - 2,400 BPD

Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether (MTBE) Plant - 2,400 BPD
STOCK# 275
Capacity 2,400 BPD

Used 2,400 BPD MTBE (Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether) Plant built in 1992. The plant has capacity of producing 2,400 BPD of MTBE (or 3360 BPD, if include other hydrocarbons), equivalent to 100,000 TPY. The MTBE train uses C4 fraction from a petroleum refinery and methanol as raw materials. MTBE is produced by the catalytic etherification of isobutylene with methanol. Core process equipment is boiling point fixed bed reactor followed by final conversion in a catalytic distillation column. The process uses an acidic ion exchange resin catalyst in fixed bed reactor and catalytic distillation structure.

Major Equipment
• MTBE Primary Reactor
• MTBE Water Wash Column
• MTBE Catalytic Distillation Column
• MTBE Methanol Extraction Column
• Methanol Recovery Column
• MTBE Catalytic Distillation Column Reboiler
• MTBE Catalytic Distillation Column Condenser
• MTBE Methanol Extractor Feed Cooler
• Recycle Water Cooler
• Methanol Recovery Column Feed/BottomExchanger

Methyl Tert-Butyl Ether, MTBE

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