FFA stripping plant

px group's engineering services team worked with Greenergy Biofuels Teesside Limited to obtain planning permission, produce multi-disciplined detail design and provide construction support of a new Fatty Acid Stripping Plant to process 450te/day of high fatty acid UCO feed stocks.

px group’s engineering services team worked with Greenergy Biofuels Teesside Limited to obtain planning permission, produce multi-disciplined detail design and provide construction support of a new Fatty Acid Stripping Plant to process 450te/day of high fatty acid UCO feed stocks.

at a glance:

  • planning permission
  • multi-disciplined detail design
  • project management and construction support

client: Greenergy Biofuels Teesside Limited

location: Teesside, England

specifics:

The engineering services team worked on this project from the very beginning. Engaged by Greenergy Biofuels Teesside Limited we were instrumental in securing planning permission, developed the detailed design, as well as construction support as the fatty acid stripping plant was built.

The fatty acid stripping plant takes pre-treated, dried and degassed feedstock, preheats it and enters into the de-acidification column where it is steam stripped under vacuum.

Following stripping, the hot oil is pumped under level control to the feedstock tank and integrated into existing site distribution systems.

Typical equiment associated with a fatty acid stripping plant includes:

De Acidification Column and Packing
• Distillate receiver
• Discharge vessel
• Barometric seal tank
• Final heater
• Vacuum equipment
• HP steam generator
• Magnetic drive pumps
• Discharge pump
• Distillate pump
• Tempered water circulating pump
• Barometric water circulating pump
• Caustic Pump
• Welded Plate Heat Exchangers
• De acidification economisers
• Product cooler
• Plate Heat Exchangers
• Distillate cooler
• Barometric water coolers

what our client says:

“This large scale project posed many challenges for us. The construction area was in a compact location and three meters away for the running plant. It was essential that all parts of the project design including civil, structural and mechanical were accurate and required minimum variations during construction.

“px group assisted us with this though the detailed 3D modelling of the new process unit and the existing surrounding area”.

Lee Wood
Plant Manager