Production Cost Report
Paraxylene from Toluene (STDP with Aluminosilicate Zeolite Catalyst)

This report presents an up-to-date, detailed cost analysis of para-Xylene production from toluene. The process examined is a disproportionation process similar to ExxonMobil PxMax. In this process, toluene is submitted to a disproportionation, yielding p-Xylene product.

United States
Paraxylene E21A
This study presents the economics of a toluene disproportionation process similar to PxMax developed by ExxonMobil for p-Xylene production in the United States.

Paraxylene from Toluene (STDP with Aluminosilicate Zeolite Catalyst)

Production Cost Report | Paraxylene E21A

Details: 450 kta United States-based plant   |   Q1 2021   |   108 pages   |   Buy  From $799 USD

This report presents a cost analysis of a 450 kta (kilometric tons per annun) United States-based plant. You can add a customized cost analysis, assuming another plant capacity and/or location (country), when ordering an advanced version of this report.

This report presents an up-to-date, detailed cost analysis of para-Xylene production from toluene. The process examined is a disproportionation process similar to ExxonMobil PxMax. In this process, toluene is submitted to a disproportionation, yielding p-Xylene product.

This report, Paraxylene E21A, is a best-in-class examination of Paraxylene production, providing in-depth, comprehensive techno-economic analysis of the production technology examined, including:

  • Process Description: raw materials and utilities consumption, products generation, labor requirements, list of equipment, characterization of site infrastructure, process flow diagram (PFD).
  • Capital Cost Analysis: costs of plant construction, working capital, owners' costs, commissioning, start-up and contingency.
  • Operating Cost Analysis: variable costs, fixed costs (salary, benefits & maintenance) and corporate overhead costs.
  • And much more . . .

Report Content

Key Process Information

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Assessments of relevant technical coefficients, accompanied by process descriptions that include:

  • Raw materials consumption
  • Products generation
  • Labor requirements
  • Main process units descriptions
  • Site infrastructure description
  • Block Flow Diagram

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Utilities Consumption

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Detailed assessment of utilities consumption:

  • Utility consumption rates per unit of product generated.
  • Percentage of each utility in the total utility costs.

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Process Flow Diagram

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Schematic representation of relevant process operations

  • Key process streams
  • Main pieces of equipment
  • Main utilities consumed

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Capital Cost Analysis

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Analysis detailing all costs involved in starting a new industrial plant (capital investment):

  • Cost of construction (main process units, infrastructure, contingency)
  • Additional owner’s costs
  • Working capital
  • Plant commissioning and start-up

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Implementation Schedule

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Preliminary project implementation schedule, encompassing:

  • Basic Engineering
  • Detailed Engineering
  • Procurement
  • Construction
  • Plant Start-up

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Construction Cost Details

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  • Process unit (ISBL): cost for each functional unit (e.g., distillation, reaction, evaporation)
  • Infrastructure (OSBL): cost for each storage facility, utility facility and auxiliary facility
  • Costs for plant construction, per discipline

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Operating Cost Analysis

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Analysis comprising all costs surrounding the production of a chemical:

  • Raw materials acquisition and utilities generation (variable manufacturing costs)
  • Cost of labor wages and maintenance, operating charges, overhead, taxes and insurance (fixed manufacturing costs)
  • Corporate overhead costs

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Capacity Analysis

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Analysis of process economics for alternative plant capacities:

  • Plant costs of construction
  • Working capital
  • Variable and fixed operating costs
  • Depreciation
  • Corporate overhead

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Customized Analyses

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Choose a plant capacity and/or location (country) and have cost analyses completed for an industrial plant according to your needs.

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$799 USD

Included Content:

Key Process Information

  • Raw materials consumption
  • Block Flow Diagram
  • Technology Readiness

Capital Cost Analysis

  • Costs of construction (process units, infrastructure, contingency)
  • Working capital, owners' costs, commissioning and start-up

Operating Cost Analysis

  • Fixed and variable costs
  • Overhead

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 Updated with Q1 2021 Data

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All Basic Content Plus:

Capacity Analysis

  • Capital and operating costs breakdown for different plant capacities

Pricing Basis

  • Main prices considered in the analysis (raw materials, by-products, utilities)

Utilities Consumption

  • Breakdown presenting utility consumption rates (steam, cooling water, electricity, etc.)

Implementation Schedule

  • Schedule including duration of major project phases

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 Downloadable PDF Format

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 Updated with Q1 2021 Data

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All Extended Content Plus:

Process Flow Diagrams

  • Schematic representation of relevant operations of the process, indicating main process streams, equipment and utilities.

Construction Cost Details

  • Breakdown of process unit (ISBL) costs
  • Breakdown of infrastructure (OSBL) costs
  • Plant construction cost breakdown per discipline (bare equipment, equipment setting, piping, civil, steel, instrumentation & control, etc)

Customized Analyses (Optional)

  • Choose a plant capacity and/or location and have cost analyses for an industrial plant according to your needs

  Pages | Tables | Images

 Printable PDF Format (Optional)

  • Download the report as a printable PDF file. Access the report offline and print it for your convenience.

 Updated with Q1 2021 Data

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