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Maximizing diesel recovery in your columns

Increased demand for automotive diesel is challenging refiners to adjust operating strategies to maximize middle distillate production. While some refiners choose to alter catalyst formulations or build new cracking units to increase diesel yields, optimizing the separation between gas ...


Refining catalysts – market-leading, high performance hydroprocessing solutions

Increasingly stringent fuel and environmental regulations, heavier crudes and feedstocks, and soaring energy demand have created complex, and sometimes conflicting, challenges for refiners operating hydroprocessing units. In response, many refiners are building new licensed units or revamping ...


Callidus low NOx staged gas burner (CSGL)

The UOP Callidus (CSGL) is rapidly becoming the preferred staged gas low NOx process burner. An innovative design has been employed which increases the burner’s stability and allows for optimal performance on typical refinery fuel gases and 100% natural gas.The new design also increases ...


Process technology

Sulzer Chemtech, a member of the Sulzer Corporation, with headquarters in Winterthur, Switzerland, is active in the field of process engineering, employing 3'000 persons worldwide. Sulzer Chemtech is represented in all important industrial countries setting standards in the fields of mass ...


Three cost effective ways to strengthen trays against uplift

Several common operating conditions cause tray damage, including high liquid levels, free water flashing at the bottom of the column, and excessive pressure drop. The result can be an expensive shutdown causing lost production and profit. Increasing tray thickness can be a first approach ...


Precious metal catalyst recovery from chemical processes

We turn science into art for highest possible returns and added value. The “science” of recovering and refining precious metal catalysts is straightforward: state of the art technology. The “art” of this process, however, is what makes Sabin different from all others: ...


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 ...


KDSOx™

Cost-effective SOx reduction solution for full-combustion FCC units. Reducing SOx emissions has become increasingly challenging in many parts of the world. Depending on the location, SOx emission limits are defined at the refinery level as bubble limits; at the individual emissions source; ...


Tetronics: recovery of precious metals

Recovery of precious metal using Tetronics’ patented technology offers higher performance and commercial advantage over alternative recovery solutions. About Tetronics: Tetronics International is the global leader in the supply of Waste Recovery Plants. We have the capability to ...


Critical project execution for the refinery and petrochemical industries

Not just what we do, but how we do it. Diamond’s management team brings over 200 years of industry-specific experience to every project. It’s this collective expertise that allows Diamond to continually navigate today’s volatile industrial market. By pioneering new techniques ...


Co-catalysts: maximizing profitability through product flexibility

As Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) product values change, the drive to maximize either gasoline or diesel from the FCC unit has resulted in dynamic market fluctuations. How does a refiner respond to these market variations to maximize the value of the products from the FCC unit? Co-Catalysts, ...


Quick at-line mini-distillation delivers true boiling point or D86 results

The MINIDIS ADXpert is a compact, versatile true atmospheric distillation unit, used for the quick and accurate quality control of Gasoline, Jet Fuels, Diesel, Biofuels, Blends, Chemicals and Solvents in laboratories and in process. A distillation run on light products takes just 15 minutes ...


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 ...


UPGRADER™ and UPGRADER R+

Improve your FCC unit’s residue feedstock processing and profitability. Unprecedented upgrading of residue in FCC. FCC units using conventional FCC catalysts are severely limited when diffusion constraints control conversion and bottoms upgrading, for example, in heavy-feed and/or ...


GT-DOS™ direct oxidation to sulfur

GT-DOS is a patented technology developed by TDA Research and licensed worldwide by GTC Technology. GT-DOS offers simplicity of operation, and is specifically applicable to lean acid gas streams, cost effectively recovering sulfur in the 0.1 to 200 Ton/day range. Process Description The ...


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. ...


Sulfur handling - Shell sulfur degassing process

Applications: The Shell Sulfur Degassing Process has been developed to remove H2S and H2Sx from liquid sulfur eliminating potential toxic and explosion hazards associated with handling, transport and storage of liquid sulfur. Elemental sulfur produced by the Claus process contains both ...


Environmental consulting services

To help clients overcome such Environmental Challenges as reducing emissions, enhancing compliance with government regulations, reducing liabilities, and rationalising compliance expenditures, KBC offers Environmental Consulting Services to the oil & gas, power, industrial, legal, ...


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 ...


Improve separation in your column by increasing the number of trays

Refiners often face revamp challenges when trying to improve separation within an existing column. Improving diesel recovery from gas oil, splitting benzene precursors from naphtha reformer charge, or simply minimizing product overlaps after capacity creep can all be difficult when limited ...


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 ...


TransPlus℠ NG technology and services

The TransPlus℠ NG process is the low-cost, high-conversion solution to effectively upgrade C9+ heavy aromatics and toluene/benzene into higher-value products (mixed xylenes and high purity benzene). The TransPlus NG process which is based on a proprietary high-activity catalyst system ...


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 ...


KBC energy economics

Global Energy Outlook (GEO). Making Better Local Decisions Using Global Information. Our clients demand informed, qualitative analysis. KBC provides the detailed global energy market data and analyses that are key to understanding and anticipating changes that affect the industry. We keep ...


Liquid-liquid separation technology

In industrial process equipments liquid-liquid mixtures are produced by essentially two different mechanisms. a) Mixing of the phases in either purpose built equipment, mechanical mixers, static mixers where pressure energy is applied to increase the surface free energy of the fluids to ...


PROGNOST customer support

Lifecycle Partnership. When PROGNOST Systems project managers finalize the installation of your new system, it doesn’t mean you are on your own. Our Customer Support team stands by in the critical moments of initial system and machinery start-up. Our ultimate goal is for all PROGNOST® ...


DeltaValve coke drum top unheading valve

The DeltaValve top unheading valve is available in 24", 30", and 36" sizes. It is a completely enclosed system permanently connected to the top  ange of a coke drum. With this valve, top drum unheading can be safely accomplished with the push of a single button from ...


FLEXSORB™ technology and services

ExxonMobil has developed and commercialized the FLEXSORB™ suite of gas treating technologies and absorbents and has applied them in petroleum refining, natural gas production, and petrochemical operations around the world. The FLEXSORB SE technology is designed for the selective ...


XyMax℠-2 and LPI technology and services

The XyMax℠-2 Process is the latest generation of vapor phase isomerization technology and the LPI Process is the latest generation of liquid phase isomerization technology. These isomerization processes are also licensed by ExxonMobil’s alliance partner, Axens, as part of the ParamaXSM ...


LO-CAT - the green solution to sulfur recovery

The LO-CAT process, available exclusively from Merichem, is a patented liquid redox system that uses a proprietary chelated iron solution to convert H2S to innocuous, elemental sulfur. It does not use any toxic chemicals and does not produce any hazardous waste byproducts. The environmentally ...


Lubes technologies: MSDW℠, MAXSAT™ & MWI℠ technologies and services

ExxonMobil’s MSDW℠, MAXSAT℠ and MWI℠ technologies are the most widely used technologies for producing high quality, high performance lubes base stocks. These technologies incorporate proprietary ExxonMobil catalysts and deliver outstanding activity, yield, selectivity, run ...


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 ...


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 ...


High performance packed tower solutions

Engineered to Innovate: GTC Technology is a global licensor of process technologies and mass transfer solutions with the core mission of creating value for our clients. Refining, petrochemical and chemical companies around the world rely on our advanced technology to optimize production ...


Approaches to simulating distillation and absorption

Distillation of spirits has been practiced since the time of the ancient Greeks who ascribed sacred powers to the liquids that resulted from refining wine using stills such as the one shown in Figure 1. Dionysian cults incorporated these early spirits into religious rituals. Distillation ...


ITW Online Cleaning

Will revolutionize turnaround operations and operational excellence by optimizing: productivity, operability, safety health and environment, reliability, product quality, energy efficiency, CO2 SOX NOX VOC emissions, maintenance and repair and operational requirements. An entire Unit can ...


Sour water stripper

Applications: Many process units throughout a refinery generate significant quantities of sour water. Sour water collected within a refinery contains both H2S and NH3. These components are present as ammonium hydrosulfide (NH4HS) within the sour water. NH4HS is the salt of a weak base ...


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, ...


Membrane technology

Sulzer Chemtech established the new business unit Process Technology in Allschwil by combining its proven process solution capabilities for distillation, membrane separation and crystallization with the activities of the recently acquired company Kühni Ltd, Allschwil, Switzerland. As ...


LO-CAT® process as a claus tailgas cleanup unit

In 1997, Western Gas Resources selected the LO-CAT® process to treat the amine acid gas generated in their Pinnacle Gas Processing plant located in Tennessee Colony, TX. When the facility’s processing demand exceeded the LO-CAT capacity (2 LTPD of sulfur), Western Gas installed ...