Russia: Refinery Upgrade Lummus Awarded Contract for Twin Heater by Kinef

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Engineering company Lummus Technology announced it has been awarded a contract from Limited Liability Company Kirishinefteorgsintez (Kinef) for two proprietary heaters that will be part of a refinery upgrade in Kirishi, Russia.

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Kinef selected Lummus’ furnaces following a previous CLG technology license. (symbolic image)
Kinef selected Lummus’ furnaces following a previous CLG technology license. (symbolic image)
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Houston/USA — A contract awarded for Kinef's Kirishi refinery to Lummus includes the design and supply of two proprietary fired heaters for use in the conversion of heavy oil residues, which would otherwise end up in fuels, to valuable lighter products. This award is complementary to the previous delayed coking technology license awarded by Kinef in 2018 to CLG, a joint venture between Chevron and Lummus.

LThe company’s delayed coking heaters can handle a wide range of feedstocks in refineries and upgraders for both fuel and specialty coke production. Current designs work in cooperation with CLG’s technology and incorporate multiple cabins with single coils allowing superior individual firing and temperature control, leading to better efficiency and lower energy consumption, the company states.

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