The process unit contains the following sections:
The methanol feed and methanol recovery column are common to both the MTBE and TAME units
The MTBE Unit functions to produce MTBE product for blending into gasoline for octane enhancement as well as increasing the oxygen content as required by the United States Clean Air Act.
This unit may be subdivided into the following sections:
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C4 Design Capacity
The plant is designed to process 170,000 lb/hr of C4 feed stock and produce 3,600 BPSD of MTBE product having the characteristics stated in the Final Product Specification. Turndown for the unit is 50% relative to start-of-run conditions.
Final Product Specifications:
MTBE Product When the unit receives C4 hydrocarbon and methanol feed at the design rates, the expected MTBE product rate is 3,512 BPSD with the following typical composition for start-of-run conditions
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