Lummus Technology, a leader in ethylene technology, provides innovations proven in more than 120 ethylene plants operating around the world, accounting for about 40 percent of the world's ethylene capacity. Lummus Technology has successfully completed over 200 grassroots, revamp and expansion design projects, more than any competing technology licensor.
Ethylene plants using this technology have a record of short, trouble-free startups; high reliability; long run-lengths; and high on-stream factors. These advantages minimize startup costs, maximize production, ensure high profitability and achieve short payout time. New plants have started up at an average rate of two per year since 1989.
The key to Lummus Technology's ethylene process is the patented SRT® (Short Residence Time) pyrolysis heater. Now in its seventh generation, the innovative SRT heater can be designed to efficiently process feedstocks ranging from ethane to vacuum gasoil. High once-through yields allow producers the flexibility to quickly switch to the most economical feedstock.
With the mechanical simplicity of the SRT heater and an integrated process design, Lummus Technology can provide a low cost, highly efficient, reliable design to maximize return on investment.