News from “Distillation Tailor Made”…
With an innovative solution again the distillation experts of ILUDEST were able to solve a very ambitious customer demand by putting into practice: optimized separation of crude oil into high temperature fractions, a process which cannot be effected by using one of the common ASTM-standards e.g. acc. to D2892 or D5236.
ASTM D2892 allows to fractionate crude oil samples by using a packed column (approx. 15 theoretical plates) up to approx. 400°CAET (2 mmHg).
The pursuing standard ASTM D5236 allows to fractionate crude oil samples up to approx. 540…565°CAET (0.1 mmHg), however, by using an open-tube column (approx. 2 theoretical plates). Hence, the overlapping range of fractions (= parameter for the separating quality) is huge, approx. 15…25°C and more. A customer in South Korea, served by ILUDEST with a comprehensive range of ASTM-units of different standards and sizes since many years, approached us with a demand far beyond the capabilities of those ASTM-standards. Thus the team of ILUDEST developed, designed and produced a distillation plant characterized by an "unusual" combination of parameters as follows:
- high separation efficiency (25…30 theoretical plates) even under vacuum condition
- low overlapping ranges (< 10°C)
- fractions up to 600°CAET (thus beyond ASTM D2892/D5236)
- operation pressure atm…0.001 mmHg (thus the actual vacuum is about 100 times lower than requested by ASTM D5236)
- high distillation rates even at very low vacuum, thus the common ASTM-distillation times are not exceeded
- large charges up to 200 ltr, which do allow the production of well defined fractions for developing new products.
Other R&D projects of ILUDEST currently in progress:
- fully automated online version of the analyzer acc. to ASTM D1160
- fully automated product sampling system out of oil tanks acc. to ASTM D4057 (no draining of tanks or modifying tank internals are required for installing the device)
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2018!
Dear Business Friends, Dear Colleagues,
As Christmas and the Holiday Season have arrived again we take this opportunity to thank you all most sincerely for your trust and continued partnership during 2017.
This year we again decided to make a charitable donation rather than sending Christmas gifts.
So we have chosen "Weltweite Kinderhilfe e.V" , active in support of parentless, needy children in our home community.
The participants in our cheque donation ceremony are (l to r):
Klaus Schmidt/1st Mayor Waldbuettelbrunn, Udo Interwies, Gerhard Herderich/Chairman Weltweite Kinderhilfe e.V., Stefan Opis, Hans Lebahn.
We send one and all our very best wishes for Christmas and the New Year together with confident hopes for a successful 2018,
Your team at ILUDEST
The following press release is only available in German
Entscheider aus Wirtschaft und Wissenschaft mit Unternehmen im Landkreis Würzburg zusammenzubringen ist das Ziel der Firmenbesuche von Landrat Eberhard Nuß (3.v.r.). Diesmal begegneten sich die drei Unternehmensgründer von Iludest mit Sitz in Waldbüttelbrunn, Stefan Opis (5.v.l.), Hans Lebahn (6.v.l.) und Udo Interwies (7.v.l.) sowie Dr. Alexander Zöller (l., Technologie- und Gründerzentrum Würzburg), Bernhard Wallrapp (2.v.l., Leiter der Stabsstelle Landrat), Marianne Schlimbach-Reinhard (3.v.l., Agentur für Arbeit), Dr. Sibylle Holste (4.v.l., Kommunalunternehmen des Landkreises Würzburg), Michael Dröse (4.v.r., Leiter der Kreisentwicklung des Landkreises Würzburg), Max-Martin Deinhard (2.v.r., IHK Würzburg-Schweinfurt) und Bürgermeister Klaus Schmidt (r., Waldbüttelbrunn).
Foto: Eva Schorno
Firmenbesuch bei Iludest in Waldbüttelbrunn: Landrat Eberhard Nuß (links) lässt sich vom Chef-Ingenieur Udo Interwies die Arbeitsweise einer Destillationsanlage erklären, die demnächst Richtung Indien ausgeliefert wird. Foto: Eva Schorno
Hier die offizielle Pressemitteilung lesen:
Iran Oil Show 2017
A few impressions taken from ILUDEST’s and i-Fischer’s recent participation in the Iran Oil Show 2017 in Tehran:
Distillation Plant for Renewable Fuel Creation Biofuels from Synthetic Crude Oils
ILUDEST’s/i-Fischer’s latest innovative Project
by Dr. H-E. Koenen
The used lubrication oil re-refiner, Northern Oil Refinery (NOR) in Gladstone, Queensland/ Australia, is utilizing new technology to expand into the renewable fuels industry. Numerous crude fuel manufactures across the country generate crude fuel oil from a number of waste resources, including wood and cellulose waste, end of life tyres and biosolids from sewerage treatment plants. The crude fuels and oils will be sent to the new Biofuels Pilot Plant at NOR for further refining into a drop-in fuel, predominantly diesel. The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has provided funding for a specialised fuels laboratory, which will allow testing of the crude fuels for their suitability to be turned into a renewable diesel or “biofuel”. The new Biofuels Pilot Plant (refinery) at NOR will also allow existing refinery waste and residue to be converted into renewable diesel.
Waste oils and old tyres are collected throughout the region as a feedstock source for manufacturing of the crude oils. Tyres will be thermally decomposed and the synthetic crude oils condensed as raw fuels. The raw oils can contain high amounts of water, nitrogen, sulphur and oxygen containing compounds as well as aggressive and sublimating multi-ring aromatic compounds found also in common crude oil components.
ILUDEST/i-Fischer have designed, manufactured, supplied and commissioned two specially modified, tailor-made distillation units following the standards ASTM D2892 and D5236, which are well suited to manage the challenging chemistry of the mentioned crude fuels and oils.
Since the feedstock make-up can differ quite substantially, the Biofuel Pilot Plant at NOR has to be able to process the different range of feedstocks and raw fuels created from different sources on a daily basis. ILUDEST’s/i-Fischer’s laboratory distillation unitFISCHER® AUTODEST® 800/860 AC/S
combines the capabilities of ASTM D2892 and D5236 (coal tar version), designed to deliver suitable distillation data and sample cuts for further laboratory analysis. This can be performed on a day to day basis to precisely and reliable adjust process settings to guarantee the smooth operation of the Biofuel (Pilot) Plant.
The Australian Minister for Small Business, the Hon. Michael McCormack, praised the remarkable future concept of NOR at the inauguration ceremony in December 2016, which plans to accelerate the Australian Renewable Fuel industry through partnership with regional renewable crude oil producers and develop a Biofuel Pilot Plant inside Australia with the potential for exporting the technology overseas. The innovative business concept ties in a number of small producers and creates jobs across all of Australia while simultaneously reducing environmental problems through recycling of commercial industrial and domestic waste products.
ILUDEST/i-Fischer, in close cooperation with our exclusive representatives for Australia and New Zealand, M/s John Morris Scientific Pty. Ltd., are proud to have been chosen by NOR as project partners and to join and support this innovative conceptual strategy and process technologies with our expertise and skills in the field of Thermal Process Engineering.
Arab Lab 2017
A few impressions taken from ILUDEST’s recent participation in the Arab Lab 2017 in Dubai: