Chevron Lummus Global and Hongrun Petrochemical Unveil the World's Largest All-Hydroprocessing White Oil Unit
Chevron Lummus Global and Hongrun Petrochemical Unveil the World's Largest All-Hydroprocessing White Oil Unit

Chevron Lummus Global and Hongrun Petrochemical Unveil the World's Largest All-Hydroprocessing White Oil Unit

  • 01-Feb-2024 4:15 PM
  • Journalist: Patrick Knight

Chevron Lummus Global LLC (CLG) has marked a significant milestone with the successful commencement of operations for the world's largest white oil hydroprocessing unit at Hongrun Petrochemical (Weifang) Co., Ltd., situated in Weifang, Shandong Province, China.

This cutting-edge facility stands as a testament to technological prowess, incorporating CLG’s state-of-the-art ISODEWAXING and ISOFINISHING technologies. The expansive complex encompasses two units: a 500,000 metric tons per annum (MTPA) API Group III lubricating base oil unit, designed to produce industrial-grade white oil, and a 200,000 MTPA food-grade white oil unit.

Arun Arora, Chief Technology Officer at CLG, expressed pride in the collaboration with Hongrun on this groundbreaking endeavor. He conveyed confidence that this state-of-the-art unit would position Hongrun as a premier manufacturer of premium white oil and food-grade white oil products in China. Arora underscored the pivotal role played by CLG’s hydroprocessing expertise and unwavering commitment to innovation in helping partners achieve their production objectives.

White oil, a meticulously refined mineral oil, boasts diverse applications across industries such as pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, food processing, and industrial lubricants. Notably, the food-grade white oil produced in this facility adheres to stringent purity standards mandated by the food and beverage industry.

CLG's all-hydroprocessing technology route for base oil production distinguishes itself by selectively concentrating and isomerizing the molecular structure of wax into desirable isoparaffins. This advanced technology empowers refiners to optimize product yields while ensuring superior product qualities. The successful commissioning of this world-class hydroprocessing unit not only reflects CLG's commitment to pushing the boundaries of technological innovation but also highlights its dedication to supporting partners in achieving remarkable production outcomes.

The facility's strategic location in Weifang, Shandong Province, holds promise for both domestic and international markets. The impressive annual production capacities for both industrial-grade and food-grade white oil positions Hongrun Petrochemical as a significant player in catering to diverse industry demands.

The collaboration between Chevron Lummus Global LLC (CLG) and Hongrun stands as a beacon of industry leadership, showcasing how cutting-edge technology and collaborative efforts can pave the way for unparalleled achievements. The successful initiation of operations at the world's largest white oil hydroprocessing unit underscores the transformative impact of innovation and collaboration in the ever-evolving landscape of petrochemicals and refining. As Chevron Lummus Global LLC (CLG) continues to push the envelope of technological excellence, the industry can anticipate further breakthroughs and advancements that will shape the future of hydroprocessing and propel partners towards sustained success in the global market.

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