Green Engineering

Implementation Results and Effectiveness of Indicative Green Engineering in 2016

Green Engineering Technology

Type of energy saved

LNG*1 project

RDS*2 project

Furnace project

Power plant project

Process energy-saving/ heat recovery

Thermal energy (million kcal/year)

20,617.90

621,397

Electricity (kWh/year)

420.00

Water saved

Water (10,000 tons/year)

-

Application of high-efficiency motors

Electricity (kWh/year)

26.98

201.98

36.3

Application of inverter driving devices

Electricity (kWh/year)

-

Application of high-efficiency transformers

Electricity (kWh/year)

103.37

Application of high-efficiency lighting

Electricity (kWh/year)

16.07

94.43

Application of low-emission valves

VOCs (ton/year)

-

13.1

12.3

Application of value engineering (VE) in plot plat

CO2e (ton)

-

6.2

Note 1: LNG = Liquefied Natural Gas

Note 2: RDS = Residue Desulfurization

Note 3: Annual electricity saved is calculated based on 24-hour operation for 365 days per year. According to information published by the Bureau of Energy, Ministry of Economic Affairs in 2015, the CO2e emission of that year was 0.528 kg/kWh. Annual electricity saved on outdoor lighting is calculated based on 12-hour operation for 365 days per year. The calculation used for indoor lighting is 24-hour operation for 365 days per year.

Technical Development

With nearly 40 years of technology expertise and experiences, CTCI seeks to create a better future with clients using the introduction and research of engineering innovation.  Meanwhile, we keep enhancing our environmental technology abilities so that we can seize the opportunities brought by environmental risks as we develop constructions of related technologies. Since the introduction of green engineering, we have been the pioneer in the engineering industry, increasing the advantages of green technology as one of our sustainable goals, and ensuring that we stay competitive in the future market.

Increasing energy efficiency, saving water, taking care of the ecosystem, and creating a safe working environment are the four essential elements of green engineering. In  the  wake  of  governments  around  the  world pushing  the  goal  of  a  low-carbon economy,  we  are  now  developing  different  kinds  of  high  efficiency, eco-friendly facilities and energy management technologies. We have put them into practice and received great results.

To break through the innovation bottlenecks in today's green engineering, we are committed to finding technical solutions. Simultaneously, we expand our R&D focus from basic technology to technology development, then broadening our discovery into the production management of the whole company to contribute to the future development of the engineering industry. 

Green Engineering Technologies

Green engineering technologies

Measures

Application cases or results

Energy and water saving during processes

l Updating process technologies or adopting optimal process designs

l Recycling process waste heat, producing steam, then recycling

l Increasing equipment efficiency and productivity

l Minimizing fuel consumption form steam generation

Energy-saving for rotary machinery

l Optimizing rotary machinery systems, improving transmission efficiency

l High-efficiency motors: Increasing electricity efficiency by 20% to 25%

l Using inverters: Achieving better control for process systems, lower machinery maintenance cost, lower noise output, and increased adaptability to system changes

Energy-saving for electrical engineering technologies

l High-performance transformers: Using amorphous metal transformers to minimize the loss of no-load iron cores.

l High-performance lighting: Explosion-proof outdoor LED lighting for process areas

l Transformers: Increasing performance while extending service life. Decreasing greenhouse gas emissions. Much energy consumption can be saved in production processes, and materials can be re-used.

l Lighting: Minimizing light pollution and greenhouse gas emissions

Air pollution prevention

l Hydro-desulfurization and selective catalytic reduction (SCR)(Note 1)

l Using denitrification, desulfurization, and dust removal units to treat the pollutants between the exhaust port and the chimney

l Decreasing emissions of air pollutants, including suspended particulates (PM2.5).

l Decreasing the concentration of exhaust gas (including SO2, NOx, and particulates) more effectively than traditional tail gas treatment methods

l Achieving the standard for best available control technology

l Decreasing annual NOx emission by more than 246,000 tons

Waste water treatment

l Advanced dual-layer up flow anaerobic sludge blanket

l Process technologies and membrane bioreactor (MBR)(Note 2).

l Using electrodialysis reversal (EDR) in industrial waste water recycling(Note 3).

l Over 70% COD removal rate; 60% of methane in the biogas is used as fuel for the plant.

l Increasing waste water treatment performance

l Decreasing risks during water shortage

Vibration control

l Based on task requirements, forming a vibration team of experts from processes, equipment, pipelines, and civil engineering to help handle vibrations in projects and for clients

l Ensuring that equipment, pipelines, and structures all conform to vibration regulations, increasing the reliability of the plant and its service life

Equipment noise protection

l Using mufflers, sound-proof shields, and acoustic barriers

l Requiring equipment suppliers to conduct noise tests before delivery and provide test reports

l Analyzing the plant using engineering software and visualizing the distribution of noise

l The overall noise in the plant is within the allowable value, which also minimizes the negative impact of the workplace on operators.

Application of low-emission valves

l Regular valves with 1,000 ppm emission or higher have been replaced with 100 ppm low-emission valves.

l Effectively lowering the fugitive emission of valve operations, minimizing the impact of VOCs(Note 4) to the staff and the environment

Application of value engineering (VE) (Note 5) in Plot Plan

l Optimized arrangement for equipment, structures, pipelines, and other objects, minimizing the distances between equipment

l Effectively saving the amount of structural steel and concrete used, minimizing consumption of resources and emission of greenhouse gases

Life cycle cost analysis applications

l Introducing life cycle cost analysis software EEA(Note 6).

l Enhancing the scientific basis and sustainability of proposals

Project information dashboard

l Establishing a common information platform system

l Real-time monitoring of project design, procurement, construction, and commissioning. More transparent and more manageable information on project execution

Information integration and application for engineering equipment

l Implementing standardized equipment control procedures and powerful equipment control systems

l Appropriate equipment can be delivered to construction sites in a timely manner while meeting quality and scheduling requirements.

Building information modeling applications

l Using the 3D capabilities of Revit to construct models for civil and building engineering projects, and building material information. Developing interface software.

l Enhancing engineering quality, providing accurate plans, labor, and materials, and extending the application to construction management. Thereby, minimizing the waste of materials and effectively controlling schedule.

Automatic piping and wiring design

l Developing automated design systems for arrangement and design of instrument piping and wiring routes

l Increasing work efficiency, minimizing man-made design errors, shortening processing times, increasing the quality of layouts, and saving labor costs

3D laser scanning applications

l Constructing point cloud in digital models to reconstruct physical objects and environments as accurate 3D models

l Applied to an oil refinery in Thailand and a petrochemical plant expansion project in Saudi Arabia.

Application of mobile devices in construction sites

l Incorporating management by walking around into construction site operations.

l Accelerating review, data entry, and searching processes in construction management.

l Applied to sulfur plants, power plants, flare tower system plants, and EVA plants(Note 7).

Precast concrete technology

l Casting reinforced concrete bars in the stringently controlled environment of the plant.

l Durability, low maintenance requirements, short installation time, high cost effectiveness, quieter and cleaner construction sites, and high fire-resistance rating.

construction modularization applications

l Modular designs for construction details. Dynamic simulation of the rigging process of modular construction using CTCI's innovative 4D software.

l Implementing safe and viable installation sequence to shorten installation time, increase construction quality, minimize aloft work, preventing occupational hazards, and minimizing the labor demand for welding.

l Applied to naphtha crackers and sulfur plants

Piping fabrication and installation application

l Formulating construction plans with pipeline fabrication system. Adding barcode function for obtaining information on production, warehouse management, and installation data.

l Sharing designs with remote project teams and engage in discussions, increasing efficiency of construction site management, minimizing construction errors, and lowering construction costs.

Wireless instrument applications

l Replacing traditional wired instruments with wireless instruments

l Lowering plant construction costs

l Successfully incorporating wireless corrosion detection instruments in overseas RFCC plants(Note 8).

Note 1: SCR = Selective Catalytic Reduction

Note 2: MBR = Membrane Bioreactor

Note 3: EDR = Electrodialysis Reversal

Note 4: VOCs = Volatile Organic Compounds

Note 5: VE = Value Engineering

Note 6: EEA = Engineering Economic Analysis

Note 7: EVA = Ethylene Vinyl Acetate

Note 8: RFCC = Residual Fluid Catalytic Cracker

Usage of Raw Materials

CTCI has always been committed to exceeding the expectations of its clients. In each project, we use accurate calculations to acquire the minimum resources and costs for the construction, preventing waste or use of excess materials and realizing high-efficiency resource management. We make efforts to assess levels of eco-friendliness during the selection of materials. Procurement of eco-friendly materials can reduce resource consumption and pollution. Similarly, we support suppliers who carry out environmental management themselves to encourage development and production of eco-friendly materials.