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  • 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-Line gasoline and diesel analysis to ensure product quality

    Fast and comprehensive analysis on fuel quality is important to ensure product quality in the process, as well as during transportation. In a quick at-line fuel test the MINISCAN IRXpert allows to check product contamination and adulteration. Using infrared spectroscopy in combination with an excellent resolution, the MINISCAN IRXpert delivers detailed spectral information on fuels in highest quality.   By comparing fuel spectra, the analyzer tests fuel composition and ...

  • Avoid unnecessary costs by understanding process problems before taking action

    When a piece of process equipment starts experiencing problems and producing off-spec product, every engineer’s reaction is to make a change to “fix” the problem and get it back on-spec. yet, many plants lack adequate instrumentation to completely diagnose the cause of the poor performance. Without a more complete understanding of the root cause of the problem, “corrective action” could have little effect or make the problem worse. Gathering supplemental ...

  • 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. ...

  • 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 ...

  • ERTC 2019 Newspaper

    Arkema achieved its 6000th sulphiding job in September 2019 -- Sabin  Metal Corp. announces capacity expansion project -- Renewables: four  options for greater market share and profitability -- Introducing FUSION  – the best of both worlds -- Implementing advanced technologies for  crude to chemicals projects -- Case study: How Shell is navigating the  energy transition -- The future is now -- Celebrating women in the  downstream industry -- ...

  • Flow-pressure of lubricating grease according to DIN51805 kesternich

    Flow-properties of lubrication grease at low temperatures are a measure of great significance for central lubrication systems of vehicles and machineries. This property can best be measured according to the method of Kesternich (DIN 5108). The original manual and time-consuming method is now fully automated in MINITEST FFK, an instrument for the determination of the flow pressure of lubricating grease at temperatures down to -60°C. Temperature control is performed with Peltier ...

  • GT-BTX PluS® meeting the world’s clean gasoline needs

    As the worldwide refining industry becomes more intricately linked, the specifications for fuels are converging around certain common aspects. Chief among these are the environmental limits on benzene and sulfur content in motor gasoline. GTC Technology’s GT-BTX PluS provides an effective and economical solution for meeting both of these specifications, and gives refiners the ability to convert lower-value gasoline components into higher-value petrochemicals, thereby maximizing ...

  • GT-TolAlk rethinking PX production

    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 the methyl group from low-cost methanol to the aromatic ring. GTC’s expanding technology portfolio introduces GT-TolAlk, a new way to derive PX while eliminating benzene production. Process ...

  • 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 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 ...

  • 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 oxide SI-2 catalyst that works effectively at the low temperatures of 120-140°C (250-285°F), while delivering great stability against the influence of catalytic poisons. Isomalk-2 is a ...

  • Isomalk-3 - A robust n-C4 isomerization processs

    A Robust n-C4 Isomerization Process. Isomalk-3 is a low-temperature isomerization technology for processing n-butane into isobutane, its branched isomer. Isobutane is an important intermediate required for the production of isobutylene or alkylate. Isobutylene can be used to produce MTBE or other high value petrochemicals such as isoprene through a synthetic on-purpose route. The Isomalk-3 technology is based on the use of a mixed metal oxide SI-3TM catalyst with high selectivity ...

  • Isomalk-4 C7 paraffin isomerization technology

    Isomalk-4 is a low-temperature isomerization technology for processing C7 paraffins contained in wide-range naphtha streams. In a conventional refinery configuration, C7 paraffins are distributed to the C5-C6 isomerization unit and the reformer. These components have a high X-factor that reduces the overall yield of the liquid products, lowers RON of the gasoline, and forms unwanted amounts of benzene. GTC’s innovative process allows isomerization of this hydrocarbon stream ...

  • Making the invisible visible

    In FCC Units (Fluidised Catalyst Cracking Units) the atmospheric residue from the distillation is cracked to LPG, naptha and other components. This sometimes leads to “invisible” deposits inside the Riser. This article features Tracerco’s ThruVision™ scans to illustrate how the technology helped the refinery to identify these deposits at an early stage. Bayernoil operates two FCC Units to convert heavy hydrocarbons. In the FCC Unit the feed is injected ...

  • Measurement instruments and servicing

    Our Measurement Instruments business designs and manufactures a range of bespoke, low maintenance, high reliability instruments providing operators with real time measurements and in-situ visualisation. Our experienced team technically supports an extensive range of nucleonic measurement instruments for phase, density, bulk level and interface measurement and pipe slugging characterisation. All of our nucleonic instruments are custom designed to the needs of the specific application, ...

  • Moving gamma scanning forward – quantitative analysis of tray capacity

    Improving process operating margins can include maximising production of higher value products and/or minimising production costs. Process plants depend heavily on fractionation towers to produce products meeting customer specifications. Tower gamma scanning is well established in the process industries as a qualitative tool to help troubleshoot fractionation towers. Using new measurement detector technology and innovative analysis of gamma scanning data Tracerco is now able to ...

  • PackView™ - quantitative analysis of packing mal-distribution

    The last issue of Tracerco Insight (Vol 6 Ed 1) featured our patent pending FrothView™ technology illustrating how using Tracerco’s new measurement detector technology and analysis of gamma scan data provides quantitative information about the useful capacity of trayed towers. In this article you will learn how applying this technology to packed towers can determine the % liquid fraction providing a measure of the maximum useful capacity of the packing. Enhanced ...

  • 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 and requires as little as 6 mL of sample. Because of its small size, the portable mini-distillation apparatus is the ultimate solution for at-line measurements and for pipeline terminals.   Using ...

  • RVP in process: ensure safety, comply with specifications, optimize profits

    Pipeline operators, offshore platforms, terminals, fuel depots or oil tankers detect the vapor pressure, before transporting crude oil or other petrochemical products such as Gasoline or LPG for subsequent processing. It is absolutely necessary to know the vapor pressure of the transported substance to prevent costly damage done to the transportation or storage system.   Apart from the costs a failure might cause, environmental regulations limit maximum vapor pressure ...

  • 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, Used Oils, Hydraulic Oils, Flavors and Fragrances, Chemicals, Adhesives, Plastics or Paints and Varnishes.   Flashpoint measurements can also be used to indicate the degree of contamination ...

  • Shut-off valves

    Valves especially designed for the use in Claus-units / processes. Upon request: Special design for desulphurization of natural gas / gas conditioning. The proven design has been delivered to more than 150 reference plants worldwide. Numerous valves installed more than 30 years ago are still in operation. Applications: - Petrochemical plants - Desulphurization of natural gas and Gas conditioning Sizes:                   ...

  • Solutions and services for today and tomorrow

    WHO WE ARE: Shell Catalysts & Technologies is home to the brightest minds and most innovative products in catalyst development, technology licensing and service solutions designed to serve the energy and petrochemical industries. Our specialists and areas of expertise all center on a shared, singular purpose – to solve the industry’s most complex challenges. At Shell Catalysts & Technologies, we channel years of experience providing value adding solutions, technologies ...

  • The TransPlus℠ 5 process - higher selectivity and yields

    The TransPlusSM 5 process is a low-cost, high-conversion technology to upgrade C9+ aromatics and toluene to higher-value mixed xylenes and high purity benzene products. Benzene can also be coprocessed for additional mixed xylenes production. The TransPlus 5 process, which is based on a proprietary highactivity, co-extruded dual zeolite catalyst with low precious metal content, offers superior yields, longer cycles, lower operating costs and increased profitability. The TransPlus ...

  • Tracerco Diagnostics™

    Providing real time measurement technologies to assist with critical decision making. Tracerco Scanning Services TRU-SCAN® Application. Do you have problems with the operation of your stripper/absorber or fractionation tower? Is this limiting production? Do you want to reduce your operating costs? Do you want to reduce your shutdown time? Tracerco’s Tru-Scan™ technology, utilizing FrothView™, is used to evaluate the mechanical integrity and hydraulic performance ...

  • Unmatched PX selectivity and catalyst cycles in STDP service

    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. The PxMax process is also licensed by our alliance partner, Axens, as part of the ParamaX® technology suite for grassroots aromatics complexes. ExxonMobil’s Dividing-Wall Column (DWC) ...

  • UOP, A Honeywell Company, changing the world one solution at a time

    Honeywell UOP processes have changed the world. Since the groundbreaking introduction of the Dubbs Process in 1914, Honeywell UOP’s engineers and chemists have excelled in turning laboratory science into industrial reality, establishing the foundation for today’s modern refining industry. UOP processes produce the gasoline that fuels our cars. The raw materials that ultimately become the clothes we wear are made using UOP technology. Manufacturers use UOP processes ...

  • Vapor pressure testing for petroleum, LPG, crude oil and Chemicals

    Vapor pressure is an important physical property of volatile liquids especially of spark-ignition engine fuels. It provides an indication of how a fuel will perform under different operating conditions. For example, vapor pressure is a factor in determining, whether a fuel will cause vapor locks at high ambient temperature or at high altitude, or will provide easy starting at low ambient temperatures. Petroleum product specifications are regulated by various governmental agencies. ...

  • Understanding the financial impact of a collapsed flue gas tunnel in your SMR

    The overall influence of tunnels on the flue gas flow in a steam methane reformer has been modeled and documented, and the concept that running a reformer without tunnels can decrease overall efficiency is well understood in the industry. The study detailed in this webinar focuses on the effects of operating a reformer after removing just a single tunnel, leaving the rest in place. The resultant flue gas flow field is analyzed by looking at temperature profiles, residence time ...

  • 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 ...

  • From hydrogen production to sulphur recovery - let ceramics pave the way

    Learn how to boost the reliability and performance of your hydrogen production and sulphur recovery plants through the deployment of Blasch’s proven ceramic systems. Benefits include: • Higher plant reliability and much longer run-lengths • 60 -90% faster installation times • Capacity increase • Annual energy savings of several hundred thousand dollars for SRUs • Lower emissions   Flue gas tunnels in Steam Methane Reformers warp and fail causing non ...

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