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Petrochemical side streams

Valmet’s solutions for helping petrochemical companies achieve plant-wide circular economies include boilers, emission control technologies, and automation solutions – all backed up by our comprehensive service expertise. Our high-efficiency combustion boilers turn energy-rich side streams such as asphaltene, gas, and petroleum coke (petcoke) into low-emission energy sources to power your plant’s processes. With our advanced automation solutions you can ensure reliable process control, high availability, and optimal steam distribution, as well as increased safety.

CYMIC boiler solutions

Our CYMIC boilers are based on circulating fluidized bed (CFB) technology and offer excellent fuel flexibility with high-efficiency combustion of biomass, recovered fuels, and various types of coals. They are also suitable for burning challenging solid petrochemical refining residues like asphaltene and petcoke, as well as co-firing with any combination of these fuels.

We have delivered over 100 CYMIC projects for customers around the world, most of which use co-combustion for high reliability and availability coupled with the potential to optimize operational costs with a high degree of fuel flexibility.

Solving the petcoke challenge

Our CYMIC boilers provide the opportunity to turn a challenging refinery by-product like petcoke into a low-cost fuel source, with the flexibility for co-firing with other solid fuels in any ratio.

Based on our extensive experience and world-leading R&D capabilities, we can design and deliver a boiler solution that can cope with all the typical challenges of petcoke firing, which include:

  • Technically challenging fuel feeding due to the fuel properties
  • Risk of agglomeration in locations where fluidization is low
  • High sulfur content leading to high limestone consumption or expensive desulfurization

Customer references

Kilpilahti power plant, Porvoo, Finland

  • Customer: Neste Oil and Borealis; power plant operated by Veolia
  • One CYMIC boiler producing electricity and process steam for refinery operations
  • Fired with 100% asphaltene
  • Flue gas cleaning system
  • Valmet DNA distributed control system

Manitowoc Public Utilities, Wisconsin, USA

  • One petcoke and bituminous coal-fired boiler
  • Produces heat and power for city of Manitowoc
  • High reliability thanks to optimum fuel ratio
  • Low fuel cost

 

OIL & GAS fired boiler solutions

Our boilers for liquid and gaseous fuels enable high-efficiency combustion of a wide variety of fuels, including extra-heavy, light, and pyrolysis fuel oils, as well as fuel gas from refinery processes and natural gas.

High-efficiency solutions for hot-water and steam generation

Whether you need a hot water boiler for a district heating network, process steam boiler for an industrial application, or superheated steam boiler for power production, we can design and develop the optimal solution for you. All our oil and gas boiler solutions are designed for high reliability and easy maintainability.

Customer references

Kilpilahti power plant, Porvoo, Finland

  • Customer: Neste Oil and Borealis; power plant operated by Veolia
  • Two oil & gas boilers producing electricity and process steam for refinery operations
  • Fired with extra-heavy, light, and pyrolysis fuel oils, as well as fuel gas from refinery processes and natural gas
  • Flue gas cleaning system
  • Valmet DNA distributed control system

 

SERVICE EXPERTISE when and where you need it

Wherever our energy customers are located, we’re never far away. Our experienced service teams have deep engineering and project knowledge and can help you address your challenges with a wide range of powerful tools and remote support. Many customers who trust Valmet equipment also trust us to provide reliable, comprehensive service to support their operations.

  • 18 service centers across Finland
  • 200 service specialists
  • 75 power plant customers