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Godrej delivers world’s tallest CCR Reactor

By Niranjan Mudholkar,

Added 09 January 2019

The CCR reactor stands 95 meters and weighs approximately 703 metric tonnes


Allen Antao, Excecutive Vice President and Business head, Godrej Process Equipment

Godrej Process Equipment, a unit of Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd., has shipped one of the World’s tallest Continuous Catalytic Regeneration (CCR) Reactor to Dangote Oil Refinery, Nigeria. With its height measuring a gigantic 95 meters, the CCR Reactor weighs approximately 703 metric tonnes, nine times heavier than a space shuttle.

With the completion of this order, Godrej has further strengthened its position as a technology and innovation driven company that has been continually contributing towards making the nation.

CCR is the key process in oil refinery converting low value naptha to high valuable products like Petrochemicals and Gasoline through various reactions such as Dehydrogenation, Aromatisation, Isomerisation, Dealkylation, Dehydrocyclization.  The CCR Reactor is a tall column like equipment with continuous moving catalyst. Very stringent tolerances are required to be maintained for installation of reactor internals. The equipment being in Hydrogen service, calls for a very critical metallurgy viz. Chromium Molybdenum Steel, which leads to a very complex fabrication requirement.

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