Keihin Refinery is located in the heart of the Keihin Rinkai (Tokyo-Yokohama coastal) area, one of Japan’s leading industrial belts. It functions as the core refinery for the Showa Shell Sekiyu Group in eastern Japan.
Keihin Refinery is distinctive in two key ways. First, it is exceptionally well provisioned with cracker units. Second, unlike conventional oil refineries, Keihin Refinery refines not only crude oil but also heavy raw oils (oil residues generated after refining of crude oil) accepted from other refineries.
Overview of Keihin Refinery
The processing capacities of key TOA Oil equipment are as follows.
|Atmospheric distillation unit||70,000 BPSD|
|Naphtha hydro-desulfurization unit||17,000 BPSD|
|Catalytic reformer||9,500 BPSD|
|Kerosene hydro-desulfurization unit||15,000 BPSD|
|Diesel oil hydro-desulfurization unit||20,000 BPSD|
|Vacuum distillation unit||58,000 BPSD|
|Vacuum diesel oil hydro-desulfurization unit||46,000 BPSD|
|Fluidized catalytic cracker
|Propanel Propylene spilitter||345 t/day|
※BPSD = barrels per stream day (1 barrel = 159 L)