Crude Oil Refining


We have extensive experience in the design and manufacture of refining equipment and the construction and operation of Crude Oil Refineries. PPE can build a Modular Refinery in our shops and it can be easily shipped to your location anywhere in the world.  PPE can provide feasibility studies, site selection, soil tests needed for foundation design and other such preliminary data gathering. We can also provide complete process design work, a detailed engineering study, and all required specifications documents.


Our expertise makes this work routine and easily accomplished. As a result of our extensive experience, we are able to complete these tasks very economically. Since we are manufacturers, we are able to design and manufacture the process equipment cost-effectively when compared to large engineering companies that do not have manufacturing facilities. Our Modular Refineries are designed and fabricated in our manufacturing facility located in Houston, Texas. As the name implies, all equipment is constructed in modules that are designed to be transported quickly and easily anywhere in the world.


Depending on the refining capacity, Modular Refineries can be designed and constructed with the major part of the work accomplished in our shops in a controlled atmosphere. This greatly improves efficiency and keeps costs low. We do as much of the work in our shops as possible, controlling man hours and material costs through the immediate access afforded by our on-site engineering and design facilities. We are an ASME code manufacturer and in our on-site shops we are able to concentrate on quickly building all of the equipment that must be tested by an ASME inspector. Construction bottlenecks can develop while waiting for ASME testing to be completed. Our construction approach anticipates these issues and improves overall efficiency by avoiding time consuming delays while waiting for the required inspections. For the largest Modular Refineries some components (such as crude distillation columns) are too large to mount on skids and must be shipped separately. Before shipping and while still in our shops, we fit together all of these components directly to the modularized process systems so field assembly is short and efficient. Let PPE work with you to design and build the refinery that meets your requirements on time and on budget.

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