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A commitment to critical project execution that borders on the obsessive

At AltairStrickland, obsessing over the smallest details is an enormous part of who we are—and a huge benefit for our clients. Ours is a culture of innovation.We are not content to do things the same way they have always been done. AltairStrickland has been executing turnarounds, ...


A single integrated vacuum system

Failure to design the vacuum unit as an integrated system will invariably result in unsatisfactory yield and poor product quality (high vanadium, nickel, microcarbon, or asphaltenes), and ultimately, an unscheduled shutdown. To avoid these revamp problems the charge pump, fired heater, ...


A time for grass roots thinking ?

Within the past year or two spiking crude prices and surging refinery margins have led to overheated talk about increasing refinery capacity worldwide. Plans for construction of as many 60 grass roots refineries have been discussed. But stretched out lead times for major equipment and ...


About Axens

Axens is an international provider of process licensing technologies, catalysts, adsorbents and services, with a global reputation for basic engineering design excellence. The main scope of Axens' business is focused on the conversion of oil, coal, natural gas and biomass to clean fuels ...


AdvaSulf™ your sulphur technology

AdvaSulf™ is a global technological toolbox covering all SRU steps and options, and including (but not limited to) proprietary know-how and processes with an impressive track record of industrial experiences.


AltairStrickland from start-up to success

Even though I’m a Chemical Engineer by education, I found myself veering off into marketing. I worked for Timet, a company that produced Titanium. I also worked for the Polaroid Corporation’s marketing group. Remember those cameras with the film that gave you instant photographs? ...


AltairStrickland turnaround planning management & execution

An Early Start… You can count on us to perform pre-project planning. This is often the most overlooked step in project execution but it can be the ultimate budget buster. Our pre-work planning and pre-work engineering services help eliminate costly surprises. Using Experience to ...


Axens engineering services revamping

For a successful revamping project, no matter the degree of its complexity, and in accordance with your tight schedules, Axens is your unique contact during the phase preceding detailed engineering. Axens’ offer is based on our well founded expertise and several decades of experience. ...


Axens hydrocracking

Axens is an established name in hydrocracking licensing with more than 40 years’ experience in all types of hydrocracking processes. We have a large portfolio of hydroconversion processes, including fixed and ebullated-bed technologies. Our commercial units operate at low, medium ...


Axens overview

Axens is a leading global provider of technologies, catalysts, adsorbents, services and equipment. From oil refining, petrochemicals and gas processing, to renewable & alternative fuels and water treatment, Axens solutions are used at major industrial plants around the world. SOLUTIONS ...


Axens performance programs

Axens’ Performance Programs provides services for new and existing plants in the refining and petrochemical industries. It combines dedicated teams having strong technical know-how with a wealth of accumulated engineering experience and advanced computational techniques to provide ...


Axens tech services

Operating personnel are uncomfortable with changes affecting operations such as: process upsets, catalyst regeneration and replacement, changes in feedstock, modified product specifications, evolution of production goals and new operating staff. In coping with these changes, your resources ...


Celebrating a century of innovation in the oil & gas industry

UOP celebrates its 100th year in business in 2014, and in many ways our history is analogous to the development of the world’s oil and gas industry. We have accomplished many great things during the last century. For that, we owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to our customers, who ...


Chemical industry capabilities

Safety is a Core Value. Safety and assurance is our top priority because lives depend on it. We passionately care about the safety of our clients and behave as safety leaders. We are committed to preventing injuries and ill health to our clients, our people and those we work with so everyone ...


COSWEET™ deep COS removal from natural gas

By combining amine absorption with catalytic COS hydrolysis, COSWEET™ allows gas sweetening, either total (removal of both H₂S + CO₂) or selective (removal of H₂S mainly), with complete COS removal. The three steps of COSWEET™ process consists in: * Removing the bulk ...


Designing deepcut vacuum units that really work

Every barrel of vacuum gas oil (VGO) you can save from being reduced to coke in the delayed coker unit is a barrel more that can go to the FCCU. That’s a good reason to raise HVGO cutpoint. But how to do it? Some people think the job can be done just by running computer models in ...


Drizo™ the best available glycol dehydration process

Drizo™ regenerates the glycol by solvent stripping instead of the conventional gas stripping. Solvent stripping allows to obtain much higher glycol purities than gas stripping (up to 99.998 wt% instead of the typical 99.95 wt%) and consequently allows to get much larger water dew ...


Dupont company introduction

DuPont has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials, and services since 1802. The company believes that by collaborating with customers, governments, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and thought leaders, ...


Electrostatic Coalescers: desalting and dehydration of crudes

Electrostatic coalescers allow to remove small water droplets which would remain emulsified and not separated in conventional separators, thanks to droplet size increase through coalescence in an electric field. Crude desalting can be achieved by injecting and emulsifying dilution water ...


Equipment design matters

Many attractive projects fail to meet expectations at startup. Disappointing performance often results from bad simulation practices and/or poor equipment design rather than faulty execution. Refineries are currently considering FCC revamps to increase olefins for more alky unit feed, ...


Expert response to your turnaround, single tower needs

Just as tigers are on the endangered species list, so are companies with the knowledge, skill and experience of Tiger Tower Services. We provide all the specialized skills you need for tray/packing installation, tower maintenance and plant turnaround projects. We’re responsive, cost ...


ExxonMobil catalysts and licensing

ExxonMobil licenses downstream and chemical manufacturing technologies and catalysts for processes that provide significant value to customers. A broad portfolio of technologies and catalysts is offered for the manufacture of fuels, lubricants, intermediates and polymers with solutions ...


ExxonMobil catalysts and licensing: a world of opportunity

ExxonMobil Catalysts and Licensing offers its customers of high-performing catalysts backed by a legacy of innovation and a commitment to maintaining strong customer relationships. ExxonMobil is constantly improving its catalysts as a leading operator of refining and petrochemical processes. ...


FCC – leading-edge technology for enhanced reliability and environmental performance

Refiners are under immense pressure to improve the performance of their fluidised catalytic cracking (FCC) units. At the same time, there are changing market demands and environmental issues to consider. Shell Global Solutions helps by selecting technology from an extensive line-up to ...


Fractional crystallization

Crystallization is one of the most powerful purification methods available in process engineering. Fractional crystallization is a stagewise separation technique that relies upon liquid-solid phase transition and enables multicomponent mixtures to be split into narrow fractions, ultimately ...


Gas processing

ProMax® is a powerful and versatile process simulation package that is used worldwide to design and optimize gas processing, refining and chemical facilities. Totally integrated with Microsoft Visio®, Excel® and Word®, ProMax is the best simulation tool for designing gas ...


Gas sweetening solutions

Our Expertise, a global solution adapted to each case: Design suitable for Gas Plants, LNG Plants, Refineries, Biogas, Shale Gas and Syngas. Efficient and reliable amine sweetening processes: The AdvAmine™ series of processes • Can treat any sour gas composition • Achieves ...


High sulphur recovery at low cost with SmartSulf™

Process Principle: Thermal stage: acid gases are burnt with air to produce sulphur at high temperature thanks to Claus reaction. COS and CS2 hydrolysis: COS and CS2 from the process gases are hydrolyzed at high temperature in the first zone of the SmartSulf™ reactor operating in ...


HOERBIGER - your partner for refinery and petrochemical applications

Leading expertise for constantly changing requirements. Refineries, petrochemical and chemical plants use compressors to pressurize gas at high temperatures for a number of chemical reactions. In these industries, the largest and highest performing reciprocating compressors are used in ...


HydroCOM - experience real capacity control and energy savings

How much control do you really have when it comes to capacity control? You have many options available to you for controlling capacity for your reciprocating compressor. HydroCOM, however, achieves best results in terms of speed, energy savings and accuracy. Some questions you should ask ...


Hydrogen

The demand of hydrogen grew as the world´s consumption of refinery products increased by the ever growing industrialization. The demand for better and more abundant automotive fuels called for better yields from the limited feedstock crude oil. In turn the demand for hydrogen import ...


HySWEET® the best option for mercaptan removal from natural gas

HySWEET® process is a hybrid solvent process developed by TOTAL and licensed by PROSERNAT. The solvent is a blend of alkanolamine and physical solvent diluted with water. The physical component has been selected by TOTAL in order to simultaneously achieve a high level of mercaptan’s ...


IFPACC™ a new generation of structured packings for gas treatment

A joint development between IFP Energies nouvelles and PROSERNAT. Characteristics: A novel structured packing geometry, Adapted to the constraints of acid gas removal by amine solvents, Geometric area of 200 m2/m3, Tested at industrial scale (Ø 1 m column), High effective to geometric ...


Ifpexol™ IFPEn integrated process for natural gas full treatment

Ifpexol uses refrigerated methanol for the complete treatment (dehydration, NGL recovery and sweetening) of natural gas. The Ifpexol process is based on two independent steps. Methanol is used as hydrate inhibitor in a cold process for NGL extraction : The mixture of methanol and water ...


IsoTherming® hydroprocessing technology

DuPont Sustainable Solutions offers IsoTherming® hydroprocessing technology, a commercially proven breakthrough process which provides refiners a significantly more economical means to produce today’s ultra low sulfur transportation fuels. DuPont acquired the technology in August ...


LNG technology

Natural gas is a mixture of gases containing primarily hydro-carbon gases. It is colorless and odorless in its pure form. It is the cleanest fossil fuel with the lowest carbon dioxide emissions. Natural gas is an important fuel source as well as a major feedstock for fertilizers and petrochemicals. For ...


Maximize reliability in grassroots crude units

Crude unit operators are far too familiar with a long list of crude unit reliability problems including fouling in heat exchangers and fired heaters, poor desalting, corrosion of piping and equipment, and coking in the vacuum column wash zone. Many millions of dollars have been spent fighting ...


Maximize the value of your naphtha feedstocks and downstream processes

New solutions for changing needs Lighten the burden of heavy feedstocks with Topsoe catalysts, process designs and technologies. If your refinery is like most, you’re under pressure to squeeze more value out of heavier feedstocks, and this presents new challenges for catalysts. To ...


MECS® sulfuric acid and environmental technologies

Is the leading provider of proprietary process technology, speciality products and technical services to the global sulfuric acid industry. MECS® has provided best-in-class sulfuric acid plant processes, clean technologies, and specialty products to a wide distribution of industries ...


MEG regeneration & reclaiming technology

Benefits of Installing a MEG Recovery Unit - Strong increase in demand for natural gas leads to more development of deep offshore gas deposits with deeper wells, longer subsea pipelines, higher pressures and lower temperatures. Under such conditions, hydrate formation - that blocks flow ...