THE MEXICAN ENERGY REFORM LAW, AMONG OTHER THINGS ELIMINATES PEMEX’S MONOPOLY FOR THE PRODUCTION, DISTRIBUTION AND THE SALE OF HYDROCARBONS AND ITS BY-PRODUCTS, OPENING A WINDOW TO PRIVATE ENTITIES, NATIONAL AND FOREIGN, FOR BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES ALONG THE CHAIN OF VALUE.


THE INCREASING IN THE DEMAND OF FUEL IN MEXICO (3% ANNUAL), JOINED THE SENSITIVE DECREASE IN THE PRODUCTION OF THE NATIONAL REFINERIES, HAS TURNED THE COUNTRY INTO A MAJOR IMPORTER OF FUEL.

THE GREAT MAJORITY OF CRUDE OIL THAT IS EXTRACTED IN MEXICO IS OF HEAVY TYPE, WHICH MAKES IT NOT SUITABLE FOR THE EFFICIENT AND ECONOMIC PRODUCTION OF FUEL, AND ESPECIALLY WITH ALL THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE NEW LEGISLATION THAT FOCUSES ON THE PROTECTION OF THE ENVIRONMENT.

THE MODULAR MINI-REFINERIES IS THE RESPONSE TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS TYPE OF MARKET IN HIGH DEMAND; IT HAS THE ABILITY TO IMPORT LIGHT CRUDE OIL OR CONDENSATE, WHICH IS SUITABLE FOR THE EFFICIENT AND ECONOMIC PRODUCTION OF FUELS.


THE FACT TO PRODUCE FUELS IN MEXICO UNDER A NATIONAL DENOMINATION, VERIFYING THE QUALITY AND SPECIFICATIONS THROUGH A LOCAL INDEPENDENT LABORATORY, IT ENSURES THE COMPLIANCE WITH THE REGULATIONS IN FORCE.

THE MODULAR MINI-REFINERY CONSISTS IN THE MANUFACTURING ON SKIDS IN DIFFERENT MODULES THAT INTEGRATE THE PROCESS OF REFINING AND AUXILIARY SYSTEMS, WHICH ARE INTERCONNECTED BY MECHANICAL MEANS IN THE LOCATION ESTABLISHED FOR ITS OPERATION.

IT ALSO INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING:

  • AN AREA FOR STORAGE TANKS BUT WITH A LOADING SYSTEM OF TANKER TRUCKS FOR THE FINISHED PRODUCTS.

  • AN AREA FOR STORAGE TANKS AND AN UNLOADING SYSTEM OF RAIL TANK CARS FOR CRUDE OIL.

  • IN ORDER TO OBTAIN GREATER EFFICIENCY IN THIS TYPE OF REFINERY, IT IS REQUIRED TO UTILIZE AS FEED STOCK LIGHT CRUDE OIL OR A MIX WITH A DENSITY OF AT LEAST 44 DEGREES API.

  • FOR THE INTERACTION OF THE DIFFERENT COMPONENTS, THE USE OF STATE OF THE ART FIELD, CONTROL AND MONITORING INSTRUMENTATION AND THE DATA TRANSMISSION SYSTEM, FAVORING THE DIGITAL SIGNAL, RESULTING IN A PROCESS GREATER ACCURACY AND IN AN OPTIMIZED PRODUCTION.

THE NEW ENVIRONMENTAL LEGISLATION REQUIRES THE USE OF ULTRA LOW SULPHUR FUEL, SO HYDRODESULPHURIZATION EQUIPMENT MUST BE INTEGRATED TO THE REFINING PROCESS FOR DIESEL AND NAPHTHA. THE DESIGN AND THE CONSTRUCTION ARE PERFORMED UNDER LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS.

MOREOVER, THE CONSTRUCTION IS VERIFIED BY A WORLD-CLASS CERTIFIED THIRD PARTY LIKE THE AMERICAN BUREAU OF SHIPPING (ABS); THE MANUFACTURING OF PROCESS EQUIPMENT COMPLIES WITH A PROTOCOL TEST ASME STAMP AND IS VERIFIED BY THE INSTITUTO MEXICANO DEL PETROLEO (IMP) TO ENSURE ITS DESIGN.

ADVANTAGES

 

  • THIS MODULAR SYSTEM ALLOWS YOU TO START OPERATIONS WITH A PARTICULAR CAPACITY OF PROCESS, WHICH MAY BE INCREASED IN MULTIPLES OF EQUAL VALUE, WHILE TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THE AUXILIARY COMPONENTS AND PERIPHERALS, OPTIMIZING THE INVESTMENT AND ADAPTING PRODUCTION TO MARKET NEEDS.

  • BY ITS MODULAR CONDITION, THE PLANT CAN BE TAKEN APART, TRANSPORT WITH EASE AND RE-ASSEMBLED IN A NEW LOCATION.

  • THIS TYPE OF PLANT MINIMIZES THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT DUE TO ITS COMPACT DESIGN AND ITS OPERATION WITHOUT EMISSIONS TO THE ATMOSPHERE.

 

  • FLEXIBILITY OF OPERATION DUE TO THE EASE EQUIPMENT RECALIBRATION TO REFINE PRODUCTS WITH DIFFERENT RELATIVE DENSITY (API).

 

  • ITS COMPACT DESIGN AND FLEXIBILITY IN OPERATION AND CAPACITY ALLOWS YOU TO LOCATE THIS TYPE OF REFINERIES IN AREAS THAT ARE NOT TRADITIONALLY OIL RELATED BUT HAVE ACCESS TO FACILITATE RAW MATERIALS SUPPLY AND FINISHED PRODUCTS DISTRIBUTION.

Modular Mini-Refinery