Process Budget for Manufacture of Low Sulfur Coke

A Process Budget for LEHCO Patent Pending Process: Manufacture of Low Sulfur Coke

Shown below is a budget for manufacture of low sulfur coke.  The cost of green coke is not included.  Green Shot Coke has little value and is the choice for this process.  The plant capital cost guesstimate applied is $20MM.  A large capital savings must be secured by locating near a Claus Unit.  Of-gas H2S will be piped to the Claus Unit.

Desulfurized Petroleum Coke , S<0.5%
ANNUAL BUDGET for 69,000 tons
RM Supply  $           6.00 Green Coke cost plus freight
$/ton Calcined  $           8.49 Output coke cost per ton
Stripping Gas  $         18.00 Treatment gas cost per ton
Total Variable/ton  $         26.49 Total Cost per Ton
Admin & Labor  $     2,700,000 30
Variable  $     1,827,810
Total Operating Cost  $     4,527,810
Predicted Sales Price, $/ton $600
Product, Tons 69000 Revenue  $  41,400,000
Cost of goods  $   4,527,810 Total Oper Cost  $   4,527,810
Cost per ton Coke  $         65.62 PFO  $  36,872,190
Depreciation  $         57.97 Dep  $   4,000,000
Total cost of Coke  $       123.59 Net  $  32,872,190
Plus Green Coke $$ ?? Royalty LEHCO  $   1,972,331
Plant Income  $  30,899,859
Personnel
Operators 8
Maintenance 7
Day Operators 2
Foreman 1
Plt Mgr 1
Receptionist/Clerk 1
Comptroller 1
Stores 1
Purchasing 1
Environmentalist 1
Engineer 2
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FIGURE 1: PROCESS OPERATING BUDGET AND STAFFING FOR THE DESULFURIZATION OF PETROLEUM COKE