ExxonMobil Chemical U.S. Manufacturing Improvements Earn ACC Energy Efficiency Awards.HOUSTON -- Energy efficiency projects at ExxonMobil Chemical Company manufacturing sites that are saving in excess of 2.6 trillion BTUs annually earned American Chemistry Council The American Chemistry Council (ACC), formerly known as the Chemical Manufacturers' Association, is an industry trade association for American chemical companies.
The American Chemistry Council (ACC) is in charge of improving the public image of the chemical industry. (ACC See adaptive cruise control. ) awards. The improvements at the company's Baton Rouge Baton Rouge (băt`ən rzh) [Fr.,=red stick], city (1990 pop. 219,531), state capital and seat of East Baton Rouge parish, SE La. , La., and Baytown and Beaumont, Texas, chemical plants are yielding energy savings equal to the needs of about 14,000 households and reductions in carbon dioxide carbon dioxide, chemical compound, CO2, a colorless, odorless, tasteless gas that is about one and one-half times as dense as air under ordinary conditions of temperature and pressure. emissions of more than 150,000 tons per year.
The awards are part of ACC's Energy Efficiency Continuous Improvement Program, which has recognized ExxonMobil Chemical for each of the past seven years.
Exceptional Merit Awards
ExxonMobil Baytown Olefins Plant Significant Improvement in Manufacturing Project
Through implementation of the Global Energy Management System at the Baytown Olefins Plant, ExxonMobil reduced fuel consumption and resulting emissions per unit of production from the steam cracker. The site installed state-of-the-art equipment to improve energy efficiency and developed an improved method to analyze energy use at the facility. Other ExxonMobil Chemical steam cracking sites have adopted this analytical tool.
ExxonMobil Beaumont Chemical Plant Energy Reduction Project
ExxonMobil's Beaumont Chemical Plant reduced energy demand through improved design, operation and maintenance of equipment. This includes distillation towers, furnaces and boilers. Employees implemented operational changes, completed maintenance projects and developed a monitoring program to ensure that savings continue.
Significant Improvement in Manufacturing Awards
ExxonMobil Baton Rouge Chemical Plant
Two projects at ExxonMobil's Baton Rouge Chemical Plant in 2003 earned ACC energy efficiency awards. One project established the optimum operating level for the heat exchangers that cool process streams. The other project maximized the efficiency of the compressors in the recovery section of the ethylene plant.
ExxonMobil Baytown Chemical Plant
ExxonMobil installed its XyMax(sm) xylene xylene (zī`lēn) or dimethylbenzene (dī'mĕthəlbĕn`zēn), C6H4(CH3)2 isomerization isomerization /isom·er·iza·tion/ (i-som?er-i-za´shun) the process whereby any isomer is converted into another isomer, usually requiring special conditions of temperature, pressure, or catalysts. technology at its Baytown Chemical Plant paraxylene feed unit. The state-of-the-art zeolite zeolite
Any member of a family of hydrated aluminosilicate minerals that have a framework structure enclosing interconnected cavities occupied by large metal cations (positively charged ions)—generally sodium, potassium, magnesium, calcium, and barium—and water catalyst technology yields energy savings through reduced fuel consumption and demand for steam. Further benefits of this technology, available for license, are incremental paraxylene product production and reduced non-aromatic impurities.
Through the Energy Efficiency Continuous Improvement program, ACC members demonstrate commitment to Responsible Care(R), the chemical industry's environmental, health and safety performance improvement initiative. Under Responsible Care, members and partners adhere to a core set of guiding principles and codes of management practice that make health, safety and environmental impacts, including the use of energy and natural resources, key considerations in developing and improving products and processes.
ExxonMobil Chemical is a global leader in technology, product quality and customer service with petrochemical manufacturing and/or marketing operations in more than 150 countries around the world. To find out more about ExxonMobil Chemical, visit www.exxonmobilchemical.com.
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