|DOE and Flying J Refinery Cooperate to Determine Energy Savings By Sabine Molden Brueske, Energetics; Stuart Smith, Flying J; Robert Brasier, UOP
Implementing the recommendations benefited Flying J by:
- Saving Approximately $900,000 the first year!
- Reducing electrical consumption by 5% to 6%
- Reducing purchased natural gas use by 35% to 40%
Flying J, based in Ogden, Utah, operates a 25,000 bpsd refinery in North Salt Lake. The refinery, with a staff of 130, processes a combination of crude oils from Utah, Wyoming, and Canada. Refinery products include gasoline, diesel, propane, and wax intermediates. The refinery supplies fuel products to many of the company's highway travel plazas and fuel stops.
As part of the Utah 2001 Showcase held in August 2001, DOE and Flying J refinery cost-shared a broad-based study to recommend energy efficiency improvements at the North Salt Lake plant.
The DOE showcase provided a setting for Flying J to combine input from a range of energy experts and university personnel, resulting in a comprehensive evaluation of plant-wide energy use. More . . .
Control Systems for Small Refineries Local Case Study Take the PCBased Approach to Process Control - Small Refineries Can Cost Effectively Resolve Unique Control Requirements by Rabi Jena, Rapley Engineering Services, Salt Lake City, Utah More . . .
Case Study: Flying J Petroleum Installs Reverse Osmosis Unit to Reduce Refinery Energy Consumption. (pdf)
|Funding for Plant Wide Assessments More . . .
|OIT Petroleum Vision and Road Map
EPA Profile of the Petroleum Refining Industry More . . .
DOE Energy and Environmental Profile of the U.S. Petroleum Industry from the Office of Industrial Technologies Energy More . . .
Industrial Projects Locator This database focuses on R&D effecting the most energy-intensive industries, as identified by OIT. More . . .
|Utah Petroleum Sector At 483 million dollars value, the petroleum and coal products sector is a significant portion of Utahs industrial product. Utah has 5 petroleum refineries with a total combined crude capacity of 158,500 barrels/day. The refineries received 48,492 thousand barrels of crude in 1997. Of this, 13,747 barrels were produced in Utah the rest from neighboring Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Nevada and New Mexico. Utahs refining capacity is about 1% of the total national capacity, but is significant for the region accounting for 29% of the PAD district IV operating capacity (EIA January 2000).
Utah Refineries All five refineries are located near Salt Lake City. Utahs refineries are small in comparison to the 200,000 500,000 bpd refineries in the big oil refining states of California, Louisiana, and Texas but they are typical for the mountain region. The largest Utah refinery is BP at 58,000 barrels/day followed by Chevron at 48,000. Phillips 66 and Big West have similar capacities 25,000 and 24,000 respectively. BP recently announced its intention to sell the Salt Lake refinery, which employs about 190, along with similarly sized plants in North Dakota and Virginia.