FCC oxygen enrichment can provide refineries with additional flexibility to overcome bottlenecks to improve plant efficiency. The addition of a controlled flow of gaseous oxygen into the combustion air main increases the coke-burning capacity of the regenerator and provides a reliable, low cost option for achieving capacity or conversion increases while avoiding significant capital outlays or unit modifications.
Safety is paramount. Air Products can provide safety and control equipment specifically designed for refinery needs. We can work with you to design flowrate control so that a safe amount of oxygen is delivered to match the equipment requirements.
Oxygen enrichment of an FCC can be done year round or seasonally based upon temperature or fuel demand patterns.
FCC oxygen enrichment can provide the following process benefits