Solutions for upgrading gasoline products to comply with Euro V specifications in Dung Quat refinery

  • Le Hong Nguyen
  • Tran Vinh Loc
  • Nguyen Thanh Sang
  • Dang Thi Tuyet Mai
  • Luu Thi Anh Trinh
Keywords: Product quality upgrade, Euro V specifications, gasoline, Dung Quat refinery

Abstract

Dung Quat refinery is under the management of Binh Son Refining and Petrochemical Joint Stock Company (BSR). Currently, Dung Quat refinery is facing opportunities and challenges from macroeconomic policies as well as the development trend of the oil and gas industry including the issue of improving product quality, enhancing operational efficiency and competitiveness to be able to survive and develop in a new situation.

In this article, the authors suggest solutions to upgrade Dung Quat refinery gasoline products to satisfy more stringent standards and environmental regulations. Standards here mean the Euro V standards set out in the EN 228:2008 applicable to gasoline/petrol respectively. Solutions proposed to overcome problems relate to benzene, sulfur and olefin content in BSR gasoline products.

The article proposes two basic solutions to upgrade the gasoline product quality of Dung Quat refinery with some preliminary estimates. Each solution has its own advantages and disadvantages. Depending on specific situations, the more suitable one will be selected. Detailed calculation will be performed if the product quality upgrading project is implemented.

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Dung Quat refinery general process flow after investing BenzOUT TM , GHDT, Alkylation for upgrading gasoline quality to meet Euro V specifications.
Published
2020-10-30
How to Cite
Hong Nguyen, L., Vinh Loc, T., Thanh Sang, N., Thi Tuyet Mai, D., & Thi Anh Trinh, L. (2020). Solutions for upgrading gasoline products to comply with Euro V specifications in Dung Quat refinery. Petrovietnam Journal, 10, 49 - 59. https://doi.org/10.47800/PVJ.2020.10-05
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