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Feasibility and Economic Study of Medium-BTU Coal Gas Blended with High-BTU By-product Gas as an Industrial Energy Source at Billings, Montana. Final Report - May 1981.

Northern Resources, Inc.

Table of Contents

 

Part 1, Sections 1 - 6, 5.00 MB

 

1.

Executive Summary

Page 10

1.1

Abstract

1-1

1.2

Background

1-1

1.3

Study Objectives and Scope

1-4

1.4

Process Selection

1-5

1.5

Site Selection

1-6

1.6

Conceptual Design

1-8

1.7

Retrofit

1-8

1.8

Environmental Considerations and Permits

1-8

1.9

Cost Estimates

1-11

1.10

Economic Analysis

1-12

1.11

MBG Sales Contract

1-14

1.12

Government Role

1-17

1.13

Market Potential

1-18

2.

Site Selection

Page 29

3.

Design Factors

Page 31

3.1

Plant Capacity

3-1

3.2

Capacity Factor

3-1

3.3

Site Conditions

3-1

3.4

Plant Life

3-5

3.5

Feedstocks

3-5

3.6

Product Specifications

3-10

3.7

Plant Expansion

3-10

3.8

Plant Turndown

3-10

3.9

Operation on Alternate Feedstocks

3-13

4.

Conceptual Design

Page 44

4.1

Process Description

4-1

4.2

Outside Battery Limit (OSBL) Preliminary Engineering and Design

4-27

4.3

Inside Battery Limit (ISBL) Preliminary Engineering and Design Basis

4-40

5.

Retrofit

Page 45

5.1

Advantages of the New Blend Gas

5-1

5.2

Disadvantages of the New Blend Gas

5-1

 

5.3

Composition and Properties of Blended MBG

5-2

5.4

Cenex Study

5-5

5.5

Conoco Study

5-10

6.

Environmental

Page 116

6.1

Introduction

6-1

6.2

Regulations and Permits Relevant to the Proposed Coal Gasification Project

6-1

6.3

Process Design Environmental Evaluation

6-27

6.4

Preoperational Environmental Monitoring Needs

6-47

Part 2, Sections 7 Appendix F, 4.09 MB

7.

Cost Estimates

Page 168

7.1

Capital Cost Estimate

7-1

7.2

Operating Cost Estimate

7-17

8.

Economic Analysis

Page 188

8.1

Introduction

8-1

8.2

Economic Analysis Parameters

8-1

8.3

Investment Pattern

8-6

8.4

MBG Pricing

8-8

8.5

Cash Flow Schedule

8-10

8.6

Sensitivity Analyses

8-15

8.7

Interfuel Competition

8-20

9.

MBG Sales Contract

Page 217

9.1

General

9-1

9.2

Contract Clauses

9-1

10.

Government Role

Page 234

10.1

Environmental

10-1

10.2

Deregulations

10-1

10.3

Financial Incentives

10-1

10.4

Other Government Actions

10-4

11.

Market Potential

Page 238

11.1

General Refinery Market

11-1

11.2

Billings MBG Project Market Potential

11-3

11.3

Other Markets

11-4

Appendices

Pages

 

A Piping Specifications

242

B OSBL Preliminary Design Drawings

257

C ISBL Material Balances

274

D ISBL Preliminary Design Drawings

281

E Major Equipment Cost Estimates

288

F ISBL Cost Estimate Details

295