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Opportunities and

Developments
p
in p
para--Xylene
para
y
Production
Guangdong Qu

2014 China PX Development Forum


April 10-11, 2014
Beijing China
Beijing,

2014 UOP LLC. All rights reserved.

UOP 6123-1

Aromatics Technology Innovation

BTX market update and regional trends


Latest UOP technologies enable the lowest
cost of production of aromatics

UOP 6044P-2

Polyester chain drivers continue to


be strong
ACT

FRCST

Key demand factors:


Global economy
Regional Middle Class Growth
Substitution (container applications)
Recycle & Renewable Raws

Fundamentals remain good

PCI

Global pX demand will increase by


75% in 10 years

Current View Q1 2014


Demand CAGR = ~6%
6% 2014
2014-2024
2024

~30 M
~30
30 units

Source: UOP (SBA-CCI & PCI)

New pX capacity needed to match demand growth

Chinas growing economy


drives global pX demand
para-Xylene Demand Growth
40 M
35 M

Me
etric Tons

30 M
25 M

China
Other Asia Pacific
India
N America
ME
Europe
Lat America

19 M

20 M
15 M
10 M
5M
M
2014

2016

2018

2020

2022

2024

Almost 20 million tons of p-X demand growth in china alone

Metric
c Tons

China will not be able to meet its


para-Xylene demand alone

Deficit in China met via imports from Middle East and


Asia Pacific regions

Para-Xylene margins have been at


attractive levels
PX naphtha margins
have begun to decline &
expected
t d to
t continue
ti
in
i
2014 2015
2011-2013
0
0 3 sp
spreads
eads have
a e
exceeded most every prior
year average
2013 was a good
d year ffor
naphtha based producers;
mixed xylenes based
producers have been
p
squeezed by MX suppliers

Naphtha based
complexes hold the
advantage

p-Xylene Cost of Production impacted by


regional utility costs
1,200

$1,065

$1,044

$1,041

$1,000

$988

1,000

$/MT
T PX

800

$888

$870

$896

$859

$803

600

Capital Charges
Fixed COP
Cat & Chems
Utilities
Net Feedstock
NCOP
CCOP

400
200
0
Asia Pac
Basis Assumed:
Energy Values, /mm btu: AP = $5.50
Location Factors:
AP = 1.02

USGC
USGC = $3.9
USGC = 1.00

China
China = $6.00
China = 0.80

India
India = $4.20
India = 0.77

Middle
East
ME = $1.25
ME = 1.08

Reducing COP drives profitability


UOP 6044P-8

Latest technology advances drive COP


reduction

COP Contributors

Advanced Catalysts
and Adsorbents

Efficient Designs,
World Class Service

Feedstock

Reduced byproduct formation,


enhanced recoveries

Maximizing product
recoveries drives feedstock
utilization

Utilities

High activity for reduced energy


input; High recoveries and
maximum yields for reduced
recycles

Advanced process
integration maximizes
energy efficiency

Capital

High activities and capacity for


smaller equipment

Designs optimized for minimal


capital overall

Reliability/
Operations

High activity and capacity extend


intervals between turnarounds

Designs reduce maintenance


needs; high on-stream
availability

(Contributes to Fixed Costs)

UOP technology minimizes COP


UOP 6044P-9

Latest Generation UOP Aromatics


Technologies Product Portfolio
ED
Sulfolane
Unit
CCR
Platforming
Unit

NHT

Reformate
Splitter

Raffinate
Benzene

TA-32
B

Tatoray
Tatoray
Unit
ADS-47

Naphtha

Heavy
Aromatics
Column

I-500

A10+
p-Xylene

Parex
Unit
Xylene
Column

Isomar
Unit

Light Ends

Deheptanizer
Column

UOPs innovation delivers new products for key processes!

Continuous innovation at UOP drives


technical leadership in aromatics
UOP II-500
500 Isomar EB Dealk Catal
Catalyst
st

Upcoming Product Launches

Low xylenes losses


3 operating units

UOP Tatoray PTD Process UOP R-284 Platforming Catalyst

Low xylenes losses


Fi t unit
First
it s/u
/ in
i 2014

Improved aromatics yields


Fi t unit
First
it s/u
/ in
i 2014

Recently Commercialized

UOP ADS-47 Parex Adsorbent

Next Gen Aromatics Complex Design


ImpX Rx System for Platforming Unit
UOP I-600 Isomar EB Isom Catalyst

UOP R-334 PlatformingTM Catalyst

Over 25% extra throughput


7 operating units

Maximizes aromatics yields

UOP TA-32 Tatoray Catalyst

Improved activity & yields

Energy Efficient Aromatics Complex

First unit s/u in 2014

UOP TA-30 Tatoray Catalyst

Max conversion of heavy aromatics


3 operating units

2004
Base ROI

2005

2006

2007
+15% ROI

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014+

+22% ROI

+30% ROI

+45% ROI

Net Energy Required


Reduced by 1/3 vs.
Best 2009 Designs

Additional 14%+
Energy
Reduction vs.
Best
B t 2010 Design
D i

CAPEX and OPEX


Reductions vs.
Best 2012 Design

Substantial CAPEX/OPEX reductions over last 4 years

ADS-47 Adsorbent Development


and Commercialization
ADS
47 Adsorbent Benefits
ADS-47
ADS-47 Adsorbent is the
ADSresult of improving mass
transfer and capacity
properties applied to the
same proven chemistry

2011 ADS-47
ADS 47
2004 ADS
ADS-37
37
1990 ADS-27
1980 ADS-7
1971 ADS-3

Drop-in replacement for existing


adsorbent resulting in low capital costs
p
y additions
for capacity
Up to 50% capacity increase in existing
units
5 20% improved energy efficiency
5-20%
(~ $2-5 / ton of pX benefit over ADS-37)
Significantly lower capital per ton of pX
((less adsorbent, smaller chambers))
Fast revamp execution; implement
across a standard turnaround
Seven commercial units successfully
loaded with ADS-47 Adsorbent since
2011
Five new unit designs have been based
on ADS-47 Adsorbent

UOPs Parex technology leads innovation and value

UOP TA-32 Tatoray catalyst sets


new standard for activity & stability
TA-32 Benefits

Temp
perature, C

Novel & proprietary


zeolite structure at
the heart of TATA-32

Twice the catalyst life


Higher activity by 30
30C
C
Lower heater firing: $1/MT pX
IRR Improvement by +1 to 3%

Higher
g
xylenes
y
yield
y

TA-20HP

More than 1% higher xylene selectivity


Value improved by > $3/MT pX
More Active

Lower feed requirement


Up to 50% lower ring loss

Broad range of operating parameters


TA-32
3

More Stable

Catalyst Life

Designs optimized to maximize value

Commercially Proven
Nearing two year of stable performance

Improved profitability through selectivity and catalyst life

UOP I-500 Isomar catalyst sets new


standard for isomerization
Improved Xylene Selectivity

~0.5 % better Xylene Retention

High Paraxylene Selectivity

~24% pX/X at high WHSV

Higher EB Conversion Activity

8 10C better than I-300

High Benzene Selectivity

> 98% compared to 90% Bz Sel

High Benzene Purity

> 99.8% Benzene Purity

I-500 catalyst improves COP by ~ $3-9 / ton pX

UOP 5892B-14

Latest products improve yields and


capital investment effectiveness
For new aromatics complex designed with the latest products:
Unit

Base
Product

Latest
Product

COP Reduction
Excluding Energy

CCR Platforming

R-264

R-284

$3+ /MT pX

Isomar

I-300/350

I-500

$1-8* / MT pX

Tatoray

TA 20HP
TA-20HP

TA-32

$3+ / MT pX

Parex

ADS-37

ADS-47

$3 / MT pX

Total COP Reduction

Over $10 / MT pX

Latest products substantially


reduce production costs

Reduceed
Production Costs

* For complexes without transalkylation

UOP 6044P-15

Integrated process design reduces energy


costs by over 53%

UOP Design
g 2009

Total Energy
Requirement
(MMBtu/hr)

Energy Savings
(MMBtu/hr)

Energy Savings
@ $6 / mm Btu
(MM$/year)*

1150

Base

Base

455 (40%)

$22.9

4.2 MMBtu / MT pX

$26/ MT pX

UOP Design 2011


Energy Benefit / MT pX

ADS-47 Energy Benefit /MT pX

$5 / MT pX

TA-32 Energy Benefit / MT pX

$1 / MT pX

I-500 Energy Benefit / MT pX

$3 / MT pX

Additional Energy Benefit


from Upgraded Products

Total Energy Benefit / MT pX

1.2+ MMBtu / MT pX

$9 / MT pX

5.6+ MMBTU / MT pX

$35 / MT pX

*Aromatics Complex pX Capacity = 900,000 tonne pX / year

Latest products and integrated design substantially improve


energy efficiency

UOP 5625E-16

UOP technology advances enable


larger scale plants
Parex Adsorbent Train Size Increases Over Time
1800

p
p-Xylene,
KMTA

1600
1400
1200
1000
800
600
400
200

Commissioned

20
20

20
15

20
10

20
05

20
00

19
95

19
90

19
85

19
80

19
75

19
70

In Design / Construction

Source: UOP licensed unit data

UOP continues to lead the market in all size pX complexes

Summary
Since 2009, UOP has achieved $45+ per ton reduction
in COP of pX
C
Catalyst and adsorbent advancements have improved yields
and selectivities, but also improve energy efficiency
gy developments
p
have enabled single
g train
Latest technology
complex designs in excess of 1.5 MM TPA pX
Our development pipeline is loaded with projects that
leverage recent improvements to gain additional value

Track record of innovation


to address diverse challenges

PR
ROFITABILITY
Y

UOPs Parex/Isomar/Tatoray portfolio is the clear


leader in highest margin pX in the market

UOP 6044P-18

UOP 6123-19