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Criterion Catalysts & Technologies focus on performance

Considerable resourcefulness is required to run a refinery profitably when faced with shifting product demand patterns, tighter specifications, rising energy costs, tougher environmental regulations and variable crude quality.

At the same time, the world order is changing. The economic progress of nations such as India and china, along with increased downstream activity in the middle east, is serving to transform the global refining landscape. There are some parts of the world where refining is experiencing rapid growth and others where capital investment is severely constrained and there is a question of survival. for different reasons, refiners worldwide need to be on top of their game and so do we at criterion catalysts & Technologies.

While our responsibility lies firmly with the catalyst, our focus is on the performance goals set by the individual refiner, commonly expressed in terms of product yield and quality, feedstock flexibility, hydrogen consumption, operating margin, reliability and environmental impact.

We listen intently to customers to gain a thorough understanding of their particular business and technical drivers. We then analyse product specifications, feedstock properties, process schemes, reactor designs and operational constraints, and use the findings to devise the optimum catalyst system along with the most appropriate operating strategy for the given unit. finally, we work closely with customers to help the catalysts function as we predict and the process units to perform, over the long term, to their full potential.

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At the same time, the world order is changing. The economic ...


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