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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 ...


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 ...


Passion for engineering

Partnering with our customers. Industrial process plants are among the most complex structures that people have ever built. Worldwide, there are only a handful of companies with the detailed know-how needed to successfully deliver turnkey industrial plants. Linde Engineering is a pioneer ...


Signal - silicon analysis in petroleum and bio fuels

From gasoline to ethanol and toluene, the Signal bench-top analyzer delivers unprecedented precision and accuracy in quantitative analysis of silicon. The analyzer is based on XOS’ MWD XRF technology platform (as applied in Sindie and Clora analyzers) ensuring a robust analysis solution ...


An introduction to process technologies

Who is Johnson Matthey? Johnson Matthey was founded in 1817. It gained a reputation for integrity in assaying precious metals and was appointed as official assayer to the Bank of England in 1852. Now almost 200 years old, Johnson Matthey has demonstrated its ability to maintain world leadership ...


CATnap delivers faster, safer catalyst changeout

Is a dust-fee catalyst changeout process that should save you over 24 hours in your initial reactor shutdown timeline. Its also a safer process (non-inert-entry) that reduces the hazards of handling, transporting and storing passivated catalyst. And CATnap renders the catalyst non-pyrophoric ...


Sulphur recovery solutions

Our experts at Fluor are experienced in all commercially proven sulphur technologies and have the knowledge to devise optimum solutions that cost-effectively satisfy our clients’ environmental requirements. Fluor experience includes: - More than 100 Claus-type sulphur recovery ...


Is pinch enough?

Back in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s when fuel gas prices were high, energy utilization assumed major importance. A new method of calculating heat exchanger networks was developed. It was called Pinch Technology. Today pinch has been rediscovered by engineers who have access ...


Isomalk-2 - A low-temperature light naphtha isomerization process

Isomalk-2 is a low-temperature isomerization technology that has been commercially proven in grassroots applications, revamps of semi-regenerative reforming units, and replacement of other isomerization technologies. This flexible process utilizes a robust platinum-containing mixed metal ...


STRATCO® alkylation technology

In January 2003, DuPont acquired the alkylation division of STRATCO, Inc., a leading alkylation technology licensing company servicing oil refineries throughout the world. Assets acquired include the STRATCO® brand name and technology, intellectual property, a global customer base, ...


EDV wet scrubbing systems reduction of particulates SO2, SO3, and NOX

EDV® Wet Scrubbing operates on the principles of saturation, absorption, condensation, and filtration. Specialized vessels and spray nozzles are used to control a variety of pollutants with system configured for each application’s requirements. Longer operating campaigns and ...


Air emissions modeling advances for oil and gas production facilities

A perfect storm has dramatically changed the way oil and gas production facilities are designed and permitted for air quality compliance. Air quality regulations have been strengthened due to rule changes in the Clean Air Act (40 CFR 60, Subpart OOOO), drastically reducing the allowed ...


Packaged air separation plants

Packaged air separation plants are standard and modularly designed plants with a daily capacity of 850 tpd (approx. 25,000 Nm3/h) of oxygen (GOX and LOX), 2,000 tpd (approx. 66,000 Nm3/h) of nitrogen (GAN and LIN) and argon (GAr and LAr). The plant modules are pre-fabricated in the workshop ...


Thermal oxidizer systems

UOP Callidus is an industry leader in environmental and combustion technology. We have provided incinerators for a wide variety of gas and liquid wastes including inorganic particulate, various acids and hard-to-burn organic compounds. Our experience extends to development and implementation ...


GXM3™ high capacity sulphur granulation unit

Sulphur granulation is a size enlargement process. Small sulphur seeds (undersized granules) are repeatedly coated with a liquid sulphur spray and cooled. With repeated application of liquid sulphur, the seed increases in volume and weight. As the granule is enlarged, each coating of liquid ...


Sulfur speciation analysis helps with feedstock management

Cycle life for successive runs on this diesel hydrotreater has varied from 6 to 18 months.The cycle history was analyzed to assess the difficulty of processing varying feeds. Sulfur speciation analysis enabled measurement of difficult sulfur in the feed components. The unit’s cycle ...


GT-TolAlk rethinking aromatics recovery

As the growth of the paraxylene (PX) market continues to be driven by increasing global demand, PX prices and margins remain strong and are expected to remain healthy over the next several years. Toluene methylation is an effective and economical solution to maximize PX yields by adding ...


High aromatic/nitrogen feeds cause rapid initial deactivation in pilot plants

A feed sent to C Solutions in Thessaloniki, Greece caused catalyst to deactivate very rapidly when introduced on day one of a pilot plant run.  Analysis showed the feed to be full of high boiling aromatics and high in nitrogen. The pilot plant run was restarted with the usual ...


Crude oil contaminants: chlorine and the desalting process

Crude oil contains many contaminants which present challenges to refiners. Some contaminants occur naturally in the crude oil and others are accumulated in the upstream process. The primary means to remove these contaminants is the desalting process. In the desalting process, water ...


PxMax℠ technology and services

ExxonMobil’s PxMax℠ process is the industry benchmark Selective Toluene Disproportionation (STDP) process. The technology, based on the ex-situ selectivated EM-2300 catalyst, offers unmatched paraxylene selectivity and product yields, as well as exceptionally long and stable cycles. ...


FCC catalysts

BASF Catalysts is a global industry leader in Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) catalysts with an unparalleled commitment to the delivery of cuttingedge technology and service to the refining industry. As part of BASF - The Chemical Company, BASF catalysts is leveraging its leading development ...


Claus tail gas treating - SCOT process

Applications: The Shell Claus Off -gas Treating (SCOT) process has been developed to remove sulfur compounds from Claus tail gas to comply with stringent air emissions regulations. The standard SCOT process is able to easily meet less than 250 ppmv total sulfur in the SCOT off gas, which ...


State of the art nitrogen rejection technology

Around 30% less carbon dioxide (CO₂) than mineral oil products, and almost 45% less CO₂ than coal. It also releases around 90% less sulfur oxide and 80% less nitrogen (N₂) oxide than fossil fuels. In addition, advanced extraction technologies are unlocking new fossil hydrocarbon ...


The preparation and certification of a 30ppt calibration gas mixture

Challenges in the preparation and certification of a 30 parts per trillion (ppt), also referred to as 30x 10-12, sulfur hexafluoride gas calibration mixture used as a transfer standard for the determination of anthropogenic carbon dioxide are described. 30 ppt equals to about 1.5 minutes ...


Dewaxing technologies for distillate applications

Cold flow properties improvement process. Catalytic dewaxing is used to improve cold flow properties of diesel fuels by selective hydroisomerization and hydrocracking of normal and slightly branched-paraffins. Normal paraffins have the most detrimental effects on the low-temperature properties ...


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 ...


Innovative, cost-effective crude treatment programs

We Treat Refineries, Not Symptoms. We approach every treatment challenge from three perspectives: operational, chemical and mechanical. Our technicians and scientists are supported by modern laboratories and the latest analytical tools, including portable electric desalters for emulsion-breaker ...


Delivering world class hydrogen plant performance

The world that we live in today is constantly changing; 50 years from now it will be unrecognisable. We live during a period of significant population growth, with increasing urbanisation and increasing wealth. The population is not only increasing, it is also getting older, and it demands ...


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 ...


SMOOTHFLOW™ FCC additive

SMOOTHFLOW from Albemarle offers a solution to FCC unit fluidization and circulation problems. Fluidization problems sometimes begin suddenly, often as the result of an unexpected process upset causing significant catalyst losses and possibly mechanical damage inside the unit. The finest ...


Selecting the best solvent for gas treating

Selecting the best amine/solvent for gas treating is not a trivial task. There are a number of amines available to remove contaminants such as CO2, H2 S and organic sulfur compounds from sour gas streams. The most commonly used amines are monoethanolamine (MEA), diethanolamine (DEA), and ...


Stratco® alkylation technical services

As the world leader in sulfuric acid alkylation, DuPont has extensive experience and know-how that can support your alkylation unit, either on an as needed or ongoing basis. Whether it’s troubleshooting, optimizing operations, supporting maintenance, turnaround consulting, training, ...


Arofining™ - Aromatics purification via selective hydrogenation

An important source of aromatics for petrochemical end-uses originates from high severity, continuous catalyst regeneration (CCR) reformers. The current trend towards high severity operation results in higher concentrations of unwanted unsaturated hydrocarbons (diolefins, olefins, styrenes) ...


ELIMINOx™ - flexible combustion promotion with lower NOx emissions

ELIMINOx is Albemarle’s most widely used non-platinum-containing combustion promoter. More than 20 refineries around the world have used it to provide excellent carbon monoxide (CO) oxidation and to control afterburn with significantly lower NOx emissions when compared with traditional ...


Reciprocating compressors

Burckhardt Compression’s leading technology, high-quality compressor Components and the full range of services help customers to minimize life cycle costs of their reciprocating compressor solutions around the world. Since 1844 its highly skilled workforce has crafted superior solutions ...


MINISCAN IR LOG

LOGical Solution for Condition Monitoring of Lubricants, Oils and Greases. The MINISCAN IR LOG is a highly versatile and extremely fast FTIR analyzer, designed for on-site condition monitoring of oils and greases. It is also capable of measuring low or high levels of water in oil accurately ...


FCC technical support, industry-leading service

Grace technical service engineers regularly visit refineries to review unit operating data, evaluate catalyst management and unit performance, as well as provide specific recommendations to optimise unit operation. Grace can provide expert advice on operational problems concerned with ...


Selective catalytic reduction and catalytic oxidation

Reducing NOx and CO levels for simple-cycle systems, heat recovery steam generators, package boilers, and thermal oxidizers. UOP Callidus delivers technically superior emission control products and services to the power, petrochemical, and refining industries. Our Selective Catalytic ...


Quantifying FCC gasoline sulfur reduction

Refiners everywhere have to comply with government-mandated fuel specifications, in particular dramatically lower gasoline sulfur levels. While post-treating remains an option, the associated octane loss creates additional constraints for refiners, particularly those who are hydrogen limited. ...


Opportunity crudes - chemical tools solve intractable processing problems

A 100,000 BPD refinery originally designed for lighter crudes struggled with serious desalter performance problems and unacceptably low throughput when processing blends of relatively heavy, acidic feedstocks, including Dar, Ratawi, Eocene, Duri, Stybarrow and Enfield. When a costly combination ...