Sundyne Pumps and Compressors Help Refineries Address EPA Tier 3 Requirements

Sundyne’s consulting expertise helps refineries determine the best compliance options, and Sundyne’s technology helps refineries move quickly through each stage of the upgrade.

Sundyne, a global leader in the design and manufacture of pumps and compressors for use in oil, gas and petrochemical production, today highlighted how its pumps and compressors are being used in refineries to achieve low-sulfur requirements. Many of the larger refineries in the United States have already leveraged Sundyne’s technology as part of their efforts to achieve Tier 3 compliance. Smaller refineries have until 2020 to address EPA Tier 3 emissions standards.

The Environmental Protection Agency’s Tier 3 fuel and vehicle standards are designed to reduce toxic air pollution from cars and trucks. These standards affect refineries by requiring lower sulfur content in gasoline, diesel and other refined fuel products. Sulfur is typically removed through a complex process called hydrodesulfurization (HDS), which is expensive, complicated and governed by its own set of strict safety protocols.

The key for most refiners to address Tier 3 standards is to remove sulfur from the largest blend component, otherwise known as Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) gasoline. The FCC Gasoline hydrotreater, also called the FCC naphtha hydrotreater, is the process unit most often upgraded to meet the Tier 3 clean fuel requirements.

Sundyne’s portfolio of pumps and compressors are tested and proven to address the specific head, flow, temperature, viscosity, operating range and efficiency requirements of the HDS process. Sundyne’s API-compliant pumps are designed to handle feed charge, bottoms, overhead reflux, sour water and amine services, and other functions…

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