Oxidation Catalysts for BTC Pipeline

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Courtesy of DCL International Inc.

Description
Eighteen (18) compressors, powered by 7600 hp Wartsila engines. The compressors move oil from the Caspian Sea to the Mediterranean Sea in the Turkish portion of the Baku-Tbilissi-Ceyhan (BTC) pipeline.

Challenge
Engine-out emissions for this major pipeline project were to meet the World Bank standards. The design target called for an oxidation catalyst to reduce engine-out volatile organic compounds (VOCs) by a minimum of 95%.

Solution
DCL met all design, delivery and product performance targets. The project obligations included - having all catalyst elements design loaded by hand, hinged reactor door, pressure rated stainless steel housing, manufacturer's record book, design/code calculations, and FEA & CFD analysis. Deliveries took place in stages over 2003.

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