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Customized grading solutions for your feedstock

Match your catalyst grading to your feedstock for minimum pressure drop build-up and maximum demetallization. As today’s opportunity crudes and heavier feedstocks become more economically viable, the oil fractions you refine are posing new challenges. Creating the optimal grading ...


Advanced rental flare technology

Rental Services: The UOP Callidus Rental Group has the unique ability to bypass the normal work flow with our own project design and management team to fulfill all of our customer’s rental needs. If it’s not in our vast inventory of existing parts and equipment, we can create ...


GO-ULTRA™ catalysts

Get more from your gas oil feed streams. Facing today’s economic challenges, refiners worldwide are seeking to restore margins and increase profits by maximizing yields from their operations. For the gas oil market, Albemarle’s research and development team has created a breakthrough ...


Aluminium plate fin heat exchangers

Vacuum brazed plate-fin heat exchangers are key components in many process plants. They can be advantageously used instead of other heat exchanger types, like tubular heat ex-changers. Especially with regard to compactness the plate-fin heat exchangers are one of the most favourable possibilities ...


STRATCO® alkylation technology - solutions for net effluent and propane treating

Partnerships for net effluent and propane treating using liquid-liquid separation and static mixing process technologies. Sulfuric acid alkylation unit treating system performance is critical for effective fractionation and unit reliability. Proper treating results in optimum fractionation ...


Increase capacity in your column with a tray design revamp

When trying to increase column capacity beyond design rates, an operator may notice loss in separation efficiency or high pressure drop, indicative of either vapor phase or liquid phase hydraulic limitations. An optimized tray design can eliminate hydraulic constraints to provide better ...


Technical service agreement for sulfuric acid alkylation

A strategic partnership to maximise alkylation unit performance. Maximizing the performance of your alkylation unit is a high priority, but challenging in today’s world with a changing workforce, increased workloads, and technology advances. DuPont can help you answer your challenges ...


ASCENT™ DC-2534: performance that delivers greater value for your investment

Refiners who are planning to replace their ULSD catalysts have important decisions to make. The factors they must consider include catalyst performance, hydrogen consumption and catalyst regeneration/reuse options, all of which will have a direct bearing on their costs and the economic ...


Gasification – converting the bottom of the barrel into valuable products

Traditionally, crude-oil residues have been sold as marine bunker fuel or used on-site as furnace fuel. However, with changing legislation, refineries are under pressure to reduce both their emissions and the sulphur content of their products; in addition, the market for fuel oil is shrinking.   The ...


GT-BenZap®: cost-effective benzene management

GT-BenZap®: Cost-Effective Benzene Management: GTC Technology’s process know-how can meet refiners’ needs by providing a variety of cost-effective solutions, ranging from aromatics extraction to catalytic hydrogenation for benzene management in gasoline-bound streams. GT-BenZap ...


Structured packings for distillation, absorption and reactive distillation

This brochure was reviewed and supplemented recently. It therefore provides a complete, up‑to‑date overview of packings available from Sulzer Chemtech. Also included is a summary covering the essential column internals and our technical services. More detailed product information, ...


DuraZOOM™ - industry-leading olefin and octane enhancement

DuraZOOM additive is the latest in a long line of light olefins and octane enhancers manufactured by Albemarle. ZSM-5 additives were developed by Mobil Oil Corporation and first used in 1983 as octane enhancers necessitated by the phasing out of tetraethyl lead. Since then, their use has ...


Linde HiQ specialty gases for the petrochemical industry

Expanding market penetration for chemicals and plastics, combined with increasing requirements for transportation fuels and the world-wide depletion of easily accessible raw materials are creating tremendous operational pressures for even the most efficient petrochemical complex. Innovative, ...


Why do many crude/vacuum units perform poorly?

In many cases it’s because the original design was based more on virtual than actual reality. There is no question: computer simulations have a key role to play but it’s equally true that process design needs to be based on what works in the field and not on the ideals of the ...


Tail-gas treating catalysts

Refineries and gas plants worldwide have reported lower operating costs, extended cycle lengths and reduced pressure drops as a result of installing Criterion’s state-of-the-art catalysts in their Claus tail-gas treating units. Well-operated Claus tail-gas units are increasingly ...


F-Grid™: conventional grid

Sulzer Chemtech has broadened its portfolio to offer F-Grid for conventional grid applications. F-Grid is available in two styles in order to best match the needs of the application. F-Grid 2 is used for higher capacity applications while F-Grid 3 is used for high efficiency applicati ...


Technical services agreement for sulphuric acid alkylation

A strategic partnership to maximise alkylation unit performance. Maximizing the performance of your alkylation unit is a high priority, but challenging in today’s world with a changing workforce, increased workloads, and technology advances. DuPont can help you answer your challenges ...


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 ...


Removal of foaming

In a recent case history, an East Coast Refinery was experiencing frequent upsets in their amine system due to foaming. MPR Services was contacted and brought in their SigmaPure™ System. SigmaPure removed the foaming agents and the unit returned to optimal operations. Operations ...


New resid FCC catalyst technology for maximum distillates yield

Recent years have brought a major shift in the world’s fuel demand for gasoline and distillate range (diesel) products. While gasoline consumption has shown only minor increases, the demand for distillates has been very strong; mainly driven by the transportation sector. The outlook ...


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 ...


Reactor Internals

State-of-the-art hardware to help optimize catalyst utilization, maximize cycle length and increase process safety. The performance of hydroprocessing reactors is determined not only by the catalyst loaded but also by the design of their internals. Shell Global Solutions’ internals ...


Suspension crystallization technology

Suspension crystallization technology completes Sulzer‘s existing portfolio of melt crystallization technology consisting of falling film and static crystallization. Based upon careful evaluation of the technologies, our clients can be sure to receive the ideal process for their ...


Quantifying FCC catalyst accessibility

Accessibility is related to the mass-transfer characteristics of an FCC catalyst. Albemarle has developed a quantitative laboratory test that measures the accessibility of FCC catalyst particles: the first such measurement in the history of FCC. This test has dramatically altered the way ...


Hyper compressor

The Hyper Compressor is a high-pressure reciprocating compressor for low density polyethylene plants and compress ethylene with discharge pressure up to 3’500 bara (50’000 psia). Burckhardt Compression has an outstanding experience of over 55 years in manufacturing Hyper Compressors. ...


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 ...


Sulfur recovery - modular units

Jacobs brings proven experience in application of pre-assembly and modular project delivery in the petroleum industry. Our modular construction experience and capabilities span the project spectrum from concept through construction. We bring experience executing modular projects and working ...


Synthesis, ammonia and methanol plants

Linde as a leading supplier of syngas technology designs, supplies and constructs entire synthesis gas plants for the production of carbon monoxide, hydrogen and mixtures of these gases as well as ammonia and methanol plants.Processes: Providing the whole range of processes Linde can select ...


Liquid hydrocarbon treating (LPG/PP/BB) - ADIP process

Applications: Besides its use as a regenerative process for the reduction of H2S to very low levels in gases, the ADIP process is also used to selectively reduce H2S and COS to very low levels in liquid hydrocarbons, such as propane-propylene (PP), butanebutene (BB), LPG and NGLs. The ...


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 ...


Operating a fouled process unit? What is it costing you?

ITW Online Cleaning Technology, applied proactively during a run, restores unit performance to near start of run conditions in as low as 24 hours oil-to-oil without the need for opening equipment. By utilizing ITW’s patented asphaltene stabilization and/or polymer modification technologies, ...


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 ...


Safe flash point testing of refined products, oils and chemicals

Flashpoint testing is required in a number of industries to ensure conformance with regulatory requirements. It is used to assess, how much care has to be taken in handling, transporting and storing chemicals or solvents, e.g. Diesel, Jet Fuels, Biofuels, Asphalt, Waste Water, Lube Oils, ...


Nasty stuff

Heavy crudes are here to stay. As longs as oil prices remain high, Canadian, Venezuelan, Deep Water Gulf of Mexico, Mexican and other low API gravity crude oils will play an ever more important role in supplying world refineries. And prices promise to remain high because gainsayers notwithstanding, ...


OptiFuel™ technology and Albemarle coker additives

Reduced coke yield and increased operating flexibility. For many years, delayed coking units have played an important role in oil refineries as one of the most cost effective processes to convert vacuum residue into more valuable products. The delayed coking yields are the result of thermal ...


Auto-switch boring / cutting tool

The innovative DeltaValve auto-switch coke cutting tool provides a high level of safety and reliability during de-coking operations by allowing the tool to remain in the drum during switching between boring/cutting modes. The auto-switch tool, in combination with the DeltaValve drill stem ...


Advanced flare and flare system designs

UOP Callidus prides itself in providing economical high destruction efficiency, high smokeless, low noise, low radiation flares for a broad range of flare applications. Through our engineering expertise, manufacturing capabilities and worldwide service, UOP Callidus has become a leading ...


Triple eccentric butterfly valve

Metal seated Butterfly Valve with triple eccentric offset Proven system for superior applications: Oxygen, gases, exhaust gases, fluids as well as abrasive and corrosive media.


CE valve - the efficient ring valve

Many of the processes that have Significant importance for industrial plant operation can cause extreme stress on compressor valves, e.g. by the presence of particles, catalyst debris, liquids or polymerides. Particles carried along with the gas flow or polymers can lead to clogging of ...


Sulfuric acid alkylation technical services

Maximise the performance of your alkylation unit. 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 ...