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Challenges
 Limited LSVGO feed rate
from the docks due to
pipeline pressure rating
 Short residence time
prevented the use of
conventional DRAs
Results
 Reduced frictional pressure
loss of LSVGO import pipeline
by 51%
 Enabled refiner to increase
FCCU feed rate by as much
as 54%
 Gained $4 million USD from
additional FCCU throughput
during turnaround
During a turnaround, a US Gulf Coast
refiner shut down the low sulfur vacuum
gas oil (LSVGO) process stream that fed
the still-operating fluid catalytic cracking
unit (FCCU). In an effort to maintain
FCCU operations, purchased LSVGO was
brought in on ships and barges from the
marine dock. The offload pumps on these
shipping vessels were only able to
maintain 50% of the original FCCU feed
rate due to pressure limitations of the
import pipeline. The refiner contacted
Baker Hughes, a GE company (BHGE) for
a solution to improve the flow under
these conditions for the duration of the
50-day turnaround. FLO-NOW-increase-throughput-and-revenue-cs.pdf