Butadiene condenser structure
BASF TOTAL Petrochemicals, LLC
The butadiene plant, also a joint venture between BASF and Total, started operations shortly after the steam cracker. It is the world’s largest single train butadiene extraction unit with a world scale downstream indirect alkylation unit. It was the first commercial metathesis unit to convert ethylene to propylene.
The butadiene extraction unit’s capacity is approximately 410,000 tonnes per year and the indirect alkylation unit’s capacity is approximately 300,000 tonnes per year.