The Dangote Oil Refinery Company on Sunday took delivery of what it described as the world’s largest crude distillation equipment.
Rajen Sachar, Head, Maritime and Ports Infrastructure of Dangote, told journalists at the arrival of the equipment in Lagos that it was the biggest single-train facility used for refining crude oil.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the atmospheric equipment which was manufactured by Sinopec company in China, is the primary unit processor of crude oil into fuels.
Mr Sachar noted that crude oil consisted of various chemical components that had different molecular sizes, molecular weights and boiling temperatures.
According to him, the crude distillation column works on the principle of fractional distillation, leading to separation of various…