LG Chem Significantly Increases Plant Capacity and Reduces Energy Usage

LG Chem increases capacity by 15% and saves energy through heat integration using Aspen Plus®, Aspen Energy Analyzer™ and Aspen Exchanger Design and Rating™.

LG Chem is the largest chemical enterprise in Korea and holds a substantial market share in the chemical processing industry. It is a major producer of ethylene, xylene, propylene, and 1,3 butadiene.

Recently, LG Chem’s Yeosu plant management was challenged to explore reconfigurations to increase 1,3 butadiene production capacity and improve energy performance. Any process revamps were to be achieved without major equipment upgrades or replacements.