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Front end design of LPG recovery

Costain consultants were tasked with finding an optimum solution for the recovery of LPG (propane and butane) and a C5+ fraction from a number of refinery fuel gas streams.

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Chevron Texaco

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Consultancy & advisory
Complex programme delivery


90,000 tonnes/year LPG

design capacity

LPG recovery

from up to 10 refinery fuel gas streams

Successful FEED and EPC


Costain carried out a process design study for the evaluation of options for recovering LPG followed by a Front End design study. The solution developed uses over 60 equipment items and incorporates a cryogenic turbo-expander and refrigeration cycle to provide the recovery required.

Following the performance during front end design and the suitability of the solution developed, Costain was awarded a contract by ChevronTexaco for the detailed design, procurement, project management and construction management of a Fuel Gas LPG Recovery Plant at its refinery.

Contact and social


Laura Hughes, Sector Director - Energy
01628 842444
[email protected]