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  • About Axens

    Axens is a group providing a complete range of solutions for the conversion of oil and biomass to cleaner fuels, the production and purification of major petrochemical intermediates as well as all of natural gas' treatment and conversion options. The offer includes technologies, equipment, furnaces, modular units, catalysts, adsorbents and related services. Axens is ideally positioned to cover the entire value chain, from feasibility study to unit start-up and follow-up throughout ...

  • ACHIEVE® FCC Catalysts

    Grace is expanding its portfolio of catalysts to address the current market challenges, in particular to lower slurry yield to take advantage of distillate crack spreads as well as to address the trend towards increased residue and opportunity crude processing. Grace has developed new technologies through extensive Grace R&D program that addressed the octane debits encountered by North American refiners processing tight oil. This R&D program resulted in advances to ...

  • An innovative new technology platform for FCC distillate maximization

    BASF has developed an innovative catalytic technology platform for maximizing distillate yields from a fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) unit. This unique platform, designated Prox-SMZ for Proximal Stable Matrix and Zeolite, combines attributes from both high zeolite and high matrix activity catalysts. The product is a stable and selective catalyst specifically designed for FCC distillate maximization. Commercial trials demonstrated increased light cycle oil (LCO) yields by up to ...

  • 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 by adapting constantly to rapidly changing customer needs. Today, Johnson Matthey is an international speciality chemicals company. Its principal activities are still rooted in precious ...

  • Arofining™ - Aromatics purification via selective hydrogenation

    Aromatics Purification through Selective Hydrogenation Unit. Aromatics commercial specifications, as well as transformation and separation processes, require aromatic streams free of unsaturated compounds. Arofining™ is an aromatics purification technology aiming at hydrogenating in a selective manner olefins, diolefins and styrenics while preserving the highly valuable aromatics. Olefins, Diolefins, StyrenicsSources and Effects An important source of aromatics for petrochemical ...

  • At Sabin Metal we’ve turned science into art

    The art of recovering maximum value from your precious metal bearing materials. The science of recovering maximum value from your precious metal bearing materials begins with the most technically advanced analytical, research, and sampling equipment, systems, and procedures. The art of recovering maximum value is a different story; that’s based on seven decades of experience and success serving thousands of organizations around the world. At Sabin Metal we combine science ...

  • Axens catalysts and adsorbents

    Decades of scientific achievement in catalyst and adsorbent research, product development, engineering expertise, process licensing technologies, manufacturing capability, and industrial feedback form the basis of the most advanced and reliable catalysts and adsorbents available anywhere to serve the refining, petrochemical, chemicals, gas, alternative fuels and water industries.   Our products, which constitute the most complete portfolio on the market, are grouped according ...

  • Axens overview

    Axens is a group providing a complete range of solutions for the conversion of oil and biomass to cleaner fuels, the production and purification of major petrochemical intermediates as well as all of natural gas' treatment and conversion options. The offer includes technologies, equipment, furnaces, modular units, catalysts, adsorbents and related services. Axens is ideally positioned to cover the entire value chain, from feasibility study to unit start-up and follow-up ...

  • Axens Symphony™ reforming catalysts

    New Catalyst Family Better Serves Customer Needs. Symphony® is a harmonious orchestration of 100 years of cumulative reforming catalyst expertise scored to yield superior performance and client satisfaction. Axens’ recent acquisition of Criterion’s reforming business has allowed for unprecedented synergies between superior catalyst support technologies and superior multi-metal formulation technologies. The results of these synergies are reflected in compelling ...

  • Be smart about FCC olefin recovery

    Whether the driver is propylene as a chemicals feedstock or propylene and butylene as alky feed, FCC units worldwide are being pushed to maximize olefin production. Increased hydrotreating to meet Tier 3 gasoline requirements is reducing gasoline pool octane at a time of high premium-to-regular gasoline price differentials. Maximizing FCC olefi ns to produce high octane alkylate barrels is attractive – if they can be recovered in the FCC gas plant LPG stream. Higher reactor ...

  • BenzOUT™ process - higher yields at lower costs

    Increase gasoline volume and octane while reducing benzene. The BenzOUT™ process is a commercially proven technology for benzene reduction in gasoline. BenzOUT converts benzene, typically in a light reformate stream, to higher alkylaromatic blending components by reacting a benzene rich stream with light olefins, such as a refinery grade propylene stream.   BenzOUT technology avoids octane loss with no hydrogen consumption associated with beneze saturation alternatives ...

  • CATACEL SSR tailored catalyst technology

    CATACEL SSR technology. Introduction. CATACEL SSRTM is an innovative and industry leading technology that delivers a sharp improvement in the catalyst technology that is available to the operators of steam reforming units. CATACEL SSR technology allows unique and unexpected combinations of heat transfer properties, reactive surface area and pressure drop characteristics within tubular steam reformers. These enhanced catalyst performance parameters can be tailored and targeted ...

  • CATnapTM catalyst passivation process - an alternative to inert entry

    Cat Tech is pleased to present the CATnap® Catalyst Passivation Process - an exclusive, patented technique for unloading catalysts from petroleum processing units. CATnap technology passivates pyrophoric or self-heating catalysts by the application of a proprietary CATnap catalyst coating chemical. The catalysts’ surfaces (and equipment surfaces are coated with an organic film which retards oxygen penetration and reaction. The passivated catalyst can be unloaded under ...

  • 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 helped us develop and commercialize our technologies. When our company was founded, there were fewer than 2 billion people in the world, and travel was dominated by horses and steam engines. ...

  • CLEANOx FCC additive

    CLEANOx® Environmental Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) additive for reduced NOx emissions BASF proudly introduces the premier FCC additive for Nox emission reduction, CLEANOx, designed to meet the evertightening air quality limits on FCC regenerator off-gas emissions. Premium Technology CLEANOx uses a novel combination of active materials for NOx adsorption and reduction to remove NOx and convert it to nitrogen. This process takes place in the FCC regenerator and reduces ...

  • 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, a new product category from BASF, provide refiners with the flexibility to change the product slate of the FCC unit without changing the base FCC catalyst. Changing between a maximum gasoline ...

  • Converter - FCC co-catalyst for activity enhancement

    Premium Technology: Based on our novel and commercially proven Distributed Matrix Structures™ (DMS) technology platform, Converter delivers activity enhancement with the added benefit of coke selective bottoms upgrading. Maximum Results by Design: The DMS matrix provides Converter with a tailored porosity to allow the diffusion of heavy hydrocarbons into the particle resulting in selective cracking. Pre-cracking is achieved with the selective external zeolite surface rather ...

  • Crystaphase, there is no magic behind reactor performance

    It’s not magic. It’s science. Hydroprocessors know the wall that lies between them and peak reactor performance. Fouling, pressure drop, precipitation, agglomeration, polymerization, and catalyst deactivation, these obstacles build up, block by block. We help you break through that wall, clearing your path to performance. With highly specialized expertise and unique, industry-proven solutions, Crystaphase has helped refiners all over the world achieve unprecedented ...

  • 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 solution for your individual feedstock is essential to minimize pressure drop build-up, increase metals pick-up, and reduce downtime and catalyst replacement. An overlooked advantage The importance ...

  • Cutting-edge catalysts for cumene production

    ExxonMobil’s zeolite catalysts are the heart of the Cumene process. Originally developed by Mobil Oil, the MCM-22 family of zeolite catalysts revolutionized the production of cumene. With their high activity and selectivity to cumene, ExxonMobil catalysts enable a simple, liquid phase process that replaced the older aluminum chloride and solid phosphoric acid technologies – all while setting the standard for cumene product purity. With TechnipFMC Process Techno ...

  • Cutting-edge catalysts for ethylbenzene production

    ExxonMobil’s zeolite catalysts are the heart of the Badger EBMax℠ process. Originally developed by Mobil Oil, the MCM-22 family of zeolite catalysts revolutionized the production of ethylbenzene (EB). With their high activity and selectivity to EB, ExxonMobil catalysts enable a simple, liquid phase process that dramatically lowers operating temperatures and thereby reduces equipment sizes and energy consumption – all while still improving the ethylbenzene product ...

  • Cycle life estimates for catalyst reload vary from 7 to 44 months

    It is very difficult to accurately predict the cycle life for a hydroprocessing unit. This is especially true with today’s highly variable feed slates. Despite this fact, catalyst suppliers are always asked to estimate cycle life when bidding for a catalyst reload, and they comply with the request even when it is nearly impossible to make a decent estimate with the available data.   In one recent case, four catalyst suppliers were asked to make reload proposals, ...

  • Delivering high performance products for refineries

    The world oil refining industry is a continually changing business. This presents an ever-evolving challenge to the refiner and requires the ability to be flexible, adaptable and aware of the future directions and changes the industry will take. At Johnson Matthey Catalysts, we work closely with our customers in order to ensure that they succeed. Through our refineries business, we offer a range of specialized high performance catalysts and process technologies that enable our ...

  • Experience the Sabin difference for PGM catalyst recovery and refining.

    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: that’s the knowledge, experience, and expertise gained from seven decades of successfully serving thousands of organizations around the world. We’d be pleased to count you among them.

  • Experience the Sabin difference for precious metal catalyst recovery and refining

    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: that’s the knowledge, experience, and expertise gained from seven decades of successfully serving thousands of organizations around the world. We’d be pleased to count you among ...

  • Faster lead time for emergency catalyst delivery

    An incident caused irreversible poisoning of a catalyst bed in a hydroprocessing unit. The incentive for immediate catalyst replacement was $400,000 per month, and the quoted lead time was unacceptably long.  The refiner used our network to identify two feasible alternatives for faster delivery.  The outcome was 2 months faster lead time and $800,000 margin saved. Improved refinery lab accuracy:  Refinery lab analyses of FCC gasoline and reformate were incorrectly ...

  • FCC additive technologies

    BASF offers a complete range of FCC additives to meet refiners’ environmental and performance requirements. In response to increasing concerns about the environment and the global drive for ever-tightening emissions regulations, BASF has developed, and continuously refines, an innovative portfolio of cost-effective environmental FCC additives. In a world requiring improved motor fuels quality and improved economic performance, BASF's Catalyst division, as the leading ...

  • 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 platforms, global research infrastructure and passionate pursuit of innovation to develop novel, proprietary technologies to help customers meet the challenges of the market. BASF offers ...

  • 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 the mechanical integrity of the FCCU. For example, issues such as cyclone performance, stripper efficiencies, circulation problems, transfer line problems, slurry circuit fouling, or high unit erosion ...

  • Gasoline desulfurization for Tier 3 Compliance

    Starting in January 2020, gasoline sold in the United States must contain no more than 10 ppm sulfur. This short, easy-to-read book gives a high-level overview of the regulatory, technical, economic, and strategic implications of this "Tier 3" requirement.  Readers will get a quick, thorough understanding of the Tier 3 issue which, according to the author, will have much more impact on the gasoline market than has been anticipated. You can buy the book HERE

  • Grading & guard materials

    Maximum catalyst protection and optimum pressure drop management. With the increased levels of heavy and non conventional crude oils in the refinery diets, state-of the art catalysts need state of the art Grading and Guard Materials to create the best working environment mitigating pressure drop and eliminating contaminants. Cycle length of a Hydroprocessing unit is typically controlled either by the catalyst activity (maximum allowable working temperature) or by the reactor ...

  • GTC Technology - engineered to innovate

    GTC Technology is a global licensor of process technologies and mass transfer solutions offering innovative, custom solutions for the refining, chemical, petrochemical and gas processing industries. Refining, petrochemical and chemical companies around the world rely on our advanced technology to optimize production capacity and efficiency, reduce operating cost and minimize environmental impact. Our broad scope of continually evolving products and services has been proven ...

  • 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 3-day break-in on straight run feed, and the catalyst lined out with the usual moderate initial deactivation, leading to a successful 40 - day test on the difficult feed.    This problem ...

  • High octane C₅/C₆ cuts via isomerization Processes

    C5/C6 isomerization is a must-have for refiners who want to maximize the profitability of their gasoline pool. This process can be adapted to various configurations and allows improving C5/C6 naphtha cut octane numbers up to 92 without constraints on olefins and sulfur. Axens is licensing a complete set of isomerization configurations in order to support refiners to resolve the evolving gasoline pool equation. COMMERCIAL EXPERIENCE With a powerful R&D support at both lab ...

  • Higher activity, larger volume swell - the answer is HyBRIM™

    Topsoe’s new superior TK-611 HyBRIM™ catalyst for high-pressure ultra-low sulfur diesel and hydrocracker pretreatment services. Now, more than ever, refiners are forced to search for the absolute top tier NiMo catalyst for their ULSD or hydrocracking pretreat reactors. Despite tremendous improvements in the catalyst technology within the past couple of decades, ultralow sulfur fuel legislation and the shift towards maximizing diesel production from VGO hydrocracking ...

  • Hoekstra war stories

    In the past two years, there have been many field failures in ultra-low sulfur diesel (ulsd) hydrotreaters. By field failures we mean short cycles of less than half the expected cycle life. The root cause of these failures was overestimating what a catalyst can do in a hydrogen starved unit. For example, one unit experienced a cycle life of just 1 year versus an estimated 3 year life on a very expensive catalyst. After two more short cycles of less than one year on other ...

  • How to evaluate, select, and work with a precious metals refiner.

    Precious metals are used in many processes and products for facilitating and/or speeding chemical reactions, pollution abatement, chemical/pharmaceutical production, electroplating, automotive catalytic reactors, jewelry, film, and hundreds more. Escalating values of most precious metals have forced users to view their precious metals purchasing and recovery management programs with a keen focus on costs at all levels. Selecting and working with an established, reliable — ...

  • Hydrogen-starved unit struggles to make ULSD

    This is a 36 bar (525 psig) unit that was converted to ulsd service. The first two cycles used Albemarle KF-757 and lasted 6 months compared to one year expected cycle life. They switched to Topsoe catalyst for the next cycle and saw no improvement. Two suppliers recommended replacing the reactor internals; but Johnson Matthey did a convincing analysis showing the unit was constrained by hydrogen supply, not flow distribution, and new internals would not fix the root ...

  • Improve contaminant metals flushing with TITAN™

    The escalating price of rare earth in fluid cracking catalyst sparked increased demand from refiners for equilibrium catalyst (Ecat) as a means to control expenses. During this same period, the available supply of high quality, low metals Ecat had decreased. In response to the shrinking supply of Ecat, Grace introduces TITAN™, a unique catalyst solution for removing contaminant metals from refining operations. Unlike traditional equilibrium catalysts, TITAN™ is ...

  • InFocus™ Online Lube Optimization Mode calculates impact of raising nitrogen feed on catalyst life

    Situation: A major North American base oil producer has 2 production units. One of the units consists of a Lubes Hydrotreater/Hydrocracker (HDT/HDC) and is integrated with a hydrodewaxing unit using ExxonMobil's proprietary MSDW™ dewaxing catalyst technology. The current production rate of this unit is 20 KBD. Challenge: The refiner wanted to understand the impact of running a higher nitrogen feed stock in order to identify the best strategy to minimize impact on the life ...

  • High-Performance Tail-Gas Treating

    Discover the benefits of applying the latest technology in modern, low-temperature Shell Claus offgas treating (SCOT™) units. See how next-generation, low-temperature SCOT catalysts can help extend cycle life, lower energy costs and ensure regulatory compliance, even with the most difficult feeds and conditions. In this webinar you will: • Learn why modern tail-gas treating units are being designed without an inline burner, and the impact this has on inlet temperatures ...

  • Maximising naphtha through hydrocracking: Refinery of the future

    Globally the demand for petrochemicals is increasing at rates nearly 1.5 times GDP. In regions where there is a heavy investment in large-scale para-xylene capacity there is a significant demand for naphtha. However not all naphtha is suitable to produce aromatics. Heavy naphtha is required, but it is in limited supply.   This is where the Honeywell UOP UnicrackingTM process becomes the key enabler to petrochemical production. By installing one, or a combination of Unicracking ...

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