Press Release

Successful Commissioning of World's First Commercial Application of Dual Dividing Wall Column at BPCL, Mumbai

DWC Innovations / 05 May, 2023 / Press Release

Houston, TX: DWC Innovations announces the successful start-up of its DAS Splitter Dual Dividing-Wall-Column (DDWC) at BPCL’s Mumbai refinery.

This is a grassroot Dividing wall column project done at BPCL, Mumbai as part of revamp of their Lube Oil Base Stock (LOBS) unit.

The DAS (Dearomatized Solvent) Splitter DDWC is capable of producing different grades of lubricants: D40, D80, D110, D130 & MBL which would typically be produced in a sequence of three columns. The wide operational flexibility makes the DWC Prime handle a variety of feed and product scenarios justifying its benefits of lower equipment count, lesser plot space along with savings in OPEX and CAPEX

This column is also the world’s first commercial application of dividing wall column with multiple walls.

Previously, DWC innovations had successfully commissioned dividing wall column revamp of a series of naphtha splitting columns producing feed for isomerization and CCR units at BPCL, Mumbai.

DWCI awarded project for a network of dividing wall columns in an Indian chemical complex

DWC Innovations / 25 January, 2023 / Press Release

Houston, TX: DWC Innovations was awarded project by an Indian chemical complex for enhancing distillation scheme used in production of acetone derivatives. In this project, four DWC Prime columns replaced a sequence of eight distillation columns. The chemical plant will be commissioned in Nov 2023.

The scope of the project includes basic engineering package for DWC Prime columns and supply of proprietary internals.

Successful commissioning of DWC Prime column to meet new CS2 regulation for petrochemical naphtha

DWC Innovations / 06 January, 2022 / Press Release

Houston, TX: DWC Innovations successfully commissioned DWC Prime column to produce petrochemical naphtha with less than 1 ppm CS2.  This revamp in southeast Asian refinery involved retrofitting DWC Prime column into an existing depentanizer column. Along with upgrading petrochemical naphtha the DWC Prime column produced premium gasoline, thereby further adding to refinery’s profitability.