Wet Gas Scrubber

Wet Gas Scrubber

Customer: Oil and Gas Customer

Project Type: Multi-discipline engineering project for a new wet gas scrubber.

Project Scope: The refinery customer produces gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, residual fuels and approximately 25 percent of the gasoline consumed in the state of Ohio. Matrix Technologies partnered with the customer to supply the Detailed Engineering Services for their new Wet Gas Scrubber (WGS) and Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) systems.

The goal of the installation is to meet the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency’s (OEPA) required emissions reductions for oxides of sulfur (SOx), particulate matter (PM), and oxides of nitrogen (NOx) for the Fluid Catalytic Cracking Unit (FCC) flue gas stream.

Matrix Technologies was responsible for integrating two major equipment vendors with all the required ancillary support systems. This included overall project management, document management and schedule control. Our civil and structural engineers designed new foundations and structural steel for the WGS vessel, and foundations for the SCR equipment. All ancillary support systems and utilities were integrated with the vendors’ packages to provide a complete installation project. Ancillary support included raw material storage tanks and pumps, new piping, electrical power, electrical instrumentation, civil site work, and a waste material collection building.

In addition to the design of new systems, this project was required to fit within a currently operating refining unit in a very limited space. Our team successfully worked with operations, the vendors, and the refinery management to address demolition of existing equipment, sequencing of new equipment installation, and limitation of turnaround installation to complete this large magnitude project.

Engineering Challenges: The project required tight coordination between the owner, OEM vendors and Matrix to ensure that no details were missed.  The limited space for the equipment added more challenges to the team.