The world’s largest crude distillation column equipment designed for crude oil processing for Dangote Refinery yesterday arrived in Lagos. The equipment is the largest in terms of distilling capacity which is 650,000 barrels per stream day. It weighs 2250 metric tonnes; length, 112.5metres; width, 14.036m; and height, 13.752m; The above mentioned weight does not include the weight of the internal trays, which is approximately 536 metric tonnes. Head, Maritime and Ports Infrastructure of Dangote, Capt. Rajen Sachar, told journalists during the arrival of the facility in Lagos that the equipment is the biggest single-train facility used for refining crude oil. The refinery equipment, which was manufactured by Sinopec in China, is the primary unit processor of crude oil into fuels. Sachar said the crude oil consists of various chemical components that have different molecular sizes, molecular weights and boiling temperatures. He added that the crude distillation column works on […]