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fractionator

[′frak·shə‚nād·ər]
(chemical engineering)
An apparatus used to separate a mixture by fractionation, especially by fractional distillation.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Enterprise's Mont Belvieu NGL fractionators reported a $3 million increase in gross operating margin for the second quarter of 2019 compared to the second quarter of 2018, primarily due to a 41 MBPD increase in fractionation volumes partially offset by lower fees.
The company has already ordered materials, including pipe and pumps for station modifications, and in June workers broke ground for the new 100,000 bpd fractionator, located adjacent to the Plaquemine gas processing plant.
- A fractionator, distillation units and other equipment supplied by Ingeco Laing.
The optical fractionator (West el al., 1991; Antunes, 1995) requires the counting of particles with optical disectors in a uniform and systematic sampling that constitutes a known fraction of the region under analysis.
The Mont Belvieu 1 fractionator separates raw natural gas liquids into component products including ethane, propane, butanes and natural gasoline.
Related fractionators at Umm Said are inter-connected, so that each one can process liquids either from the onshore or from offshore system.
The fractionator started up in 1993, the other two pieces of the project are scheduled to begin operations in mid- to late-1994.
In Louisiana, Enterprise plans to restart its 30,000 BPD Tebone fractionator in Ascension Parish.
The LPGs produced at Sweeny Fractionator One are delivered via pipeline to local petrochemical customers as well as to the market hub at Mont Belvieu.
Phillips 66 Sweeny Frac LLC owns a 100,000 BPD NGL fractionator located within the Phillips 66 Sweeny Refinery complex in Old Ocean, Texas.
"Our natural gas liquids optimization activities between the Mid-Continent and the Gulf Coast will be substantially enhanced by this expansion and by the additional capacity that will become available at our Mont Belvieu fractionator as a result of a significant contract expiring in the third quarter 2010 and when our 60,000 barrel per day fractionation services agreement with Targa Resources Partners begins in the second quarter 2011," Spencer concluded.
The company is investing to build a new 400,000-barrel per day (bpd) natural gas liquids (NGL) pipeline - the Arbuckle II Pipeline - that will create additional NGL transportation capacity between ONEOK's extensive Mid-Continent infrastructure in Oklahoma and the company's existing NGL facilities in Mont Belvieu, Texas; a new 125,000 bpd NGL fractionator - MB-4 - in Mont Belvieu, Texas, and related infrastructure and a new 200-million cubic feet per day (MMcf/d) natural gas processing facility - the Demicks Lake plant and related infrastructure - in the Williston Basin.