DESIGN AND FABRICATION OF A MODULAR CRUDE OIL REFINERY

This project is aimed at exploring the local content drive of this administration with the desire to demystify Crude oil refining technology to enable more rapid application of basic distillation theories and make Petroleum Products plentiful.

The work here is to design and fabricate a compact distillation unit comprising of the Feed Tank and Heater in one unit, the Crude Distillation Column (CDU), Condenser, Reflux Drum, and storage Tanks for the Sidedraws and Hydrotreatments Units (HTU).

Crude Oil refining especially in simply compact units commonly referred to as Modular Refineries is the major “talking point” for peace in the Niger Delta and also to complement domestic supply of petroleum products. FUPRE Refinery Research team has completed design of major units (CDU and Furnace) of a 12.5bbp Modular Refinery as prototype for larger capacities of 1000 – 10,000bbp.