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LCEC, Baton Rouge, LA

P.O. Box 65064
7911 Wrenwood Blvd, Suite A
Baton Rouge, LA 70896
Phone (225) 923-3602
Fax (225) 926-5237

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Louisiana Chemical Equipment Co., L.L.C.


Category: Featured Plants Plant Type: H2 Reformer
Manufacturer: Designed by Howe-Baker Engineers Capacity: 1.5 Million SCFD OF H2 with 99.99 % purity
Description: Plant built : 1982 Plant Shutdown: July 2017 The plant has been under N2 purge after the shutdown. 2.MAJOR LIST OF MECHANICAL EQUIPMENT INCLUDED (1) Penn Natural Gas feed compressor, two stages, class 3ATPCP , SIZE 9 & 5 X 9 with 100 HP electric motor tag C300A (1) Penn Natural Gas feed compressor, two stages, class 3ATPCP, SIZE 9 & 5 X 9, with 100 HP electric motor, tag C300B , missing a 5 x 9 cylinder.and piston. (1) Hydrotreater tag R-130 (2) Desulfurizers R-131A & R-131B (3) Propane feed pumps tag P-310A & B (1) Propane vaporizer tag E-210 (1) Natural Gas Filter separator tag F-190 (1) Compressor spill back cooler tag E-209 (1) Main reformer tag H-241 (1) Steam blowdown drum tag V-128 (1)Compressor intercooler tag E-208 (1) Feed preheat coil tag E-293 (1) Steam generation coil tag E-292 (1) Steam drum tag V-126 (1) B.F.W. Preheat coil tag E-291 (1) Intermittent steam blowdown drum tag V-123 (1) I.D, Fan tag C-301 and stack. (1) Deaerator tag V-125 (1) Process steam generator number 1 , tag E-211 (2) Boiler feed water pumps tag P-213A & B (1) Feed preheater tag E-212 (1) High temperature shift converter tag R-132 (1) Process steam generator number 2 , tag E-213 (1) Deaerator feed water preheater tag E-215 (1) Boiler water preheater tag E-214 (1) Process gas cooler tag E-216 (1) Process condensate separator tag V-121 (2) Quench pumps tag P-311A&B (3) Adsorbers tag V-122A,B &C (1) Purge gas surge drum tag V-127 (1) Off gas surge drum tag V-124 3.NOTES - The plant was operated in continuous basis 24 hour / day , the normal capacity was 900,000 scfd , the minimal capacity the plant ran was 700,000 scfd. The H2 requirements were less than 1.0 million scfd during all the years of operation. - Natural Gas was always used for process and combustion , and the plant also has two propane pumps and propane vaporizer to operate the plant with propane. - There are 14 tubes in the reformer , of Nickel material , 5.563 O.D. , 4.265 I.D. and 35-7 7/8 long. Three of these tubes were replaced in 2013. - The plant was using pneumatic control system . 4.DOCUMENTATION AVAILABLE Process and Instrumentation diagrams Flow sheet Plant Lay out Wiring schematics and electrical engineering Mechanical engineering of pressure vessels Reformer mechanical drawings Production records and Maintenance records Two set of books with Instrumentation and Controls, vendor info., etc.