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Petrochemical processing

About 80% of all petrochemicals are derived from products of ethylene plants, which are the heart of petrochemical complexes. Today’s modern ethylene plants are a complex network of more than 300 individual units, for thermal cracking, cracked gas compression and physical scrubbing, ...


Low and zero rare-earth FCC catalysts

Rare-earth metals are an important component of FCC catalysts, as well as being a key raw material for many strategic industries with applications ranging from military devices to electronic components. In addition, they are essential constituents in newly evolving green technologies, ...


LNG technology

Natural gas is a mixture of gases containing primarily hydro-carbon gases. It is colorless and odorless in its pure form. It is the cleanest fossil fuel with the lowest carbon dioxide emissions. Natural gas is an important fuel source as well as a major feedstock for fertilizers and petrochemicals. For ...


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 ...


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 ...


Topsoe stream management

Ensuring optimal utilization of all hydroprocessing units, hydrogen and catalyst. Refiners often face bottlenecks and challenges at their different units. Many times, these are solved within the refinery itself, and only considering a single or maybe a few units. With Topsoe Stream Management ...


Pressure swing adsorption

Linde has continued with innovative improvements of the pressure swing adsorption process (PSA) and strengthened its position as world leader in this field of technology. Over 500 PSA plants - including the world‘s largest units - have been designed and supplied by Linde. The well ...


Clora 2XP chlorine analyzer

The Clora 2XP Benchtop analyzer is designed for use with liquid hydrocarbons such as aromatics, distillates, heavy fuels and crude oils, as well as aqueous solutions. The enhanced precision of Clora 2XP is ideal for testing related to catalyst poisoning in reformers or for sites with fluid ...


Stratco® alkylation technical services

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 maintenance, turnaround consulting, training, ...


KOC-15™- Flexible and effective way to lower afterburn in your FCC unit

KOC-15 additive is Albemarle’s most widely used platinum-based combustion promoter, and is commercially proven to provide many refiners with a reliable, low-cost and flexible solution to afterburn and excess carbon monoxide (CO) emissions. In the regenerator, the coke (carbon) on ...


Smart wireless solutions from Emerson

To operate your sites safely, efficiently, and cost effectively, you need a reliable stream of timely data - without sending personnel into the field more often than necessary. With Emerson’s Smart Wireless technology, you can easily capture this data across your operation, reducing ...


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 ...


Catalyst passivation services

Cat Tech International uses CATnapTM, an exclusive technique for quick and safe unloading of catalysts from petroleum processing units. The CATnap process allows the spent catalyst to be removed in an air atmosphere versus purging the reactor with nitrogen and performing inert entry. Shorter ...


Thermal oxidizer systems

UOP Callidus is an industry leader in environmental and combustion technology. We have provided incinerators for a wide variety of gas and liquid wastes including inorganic particulate, various acids and hard-to-burn organic compounds. Our experience extends to development and implementation ...


Hydrotreating

Advanced process and catalyst systems to help optimize unit performance and maximize cycle length Hydrotreating is an established refinery process for reducing sulphur, nitrogen and aromatics while enhancing cetane number, density and smoke point. Shell Global Solutions’ hydrotreating ...


ProTreat® mass transfer rate based simulation

ProTreat - the only true mass and heat transfer rate-based simulator specifically for gas treating. ProTreat is the industry’s most advanced simulation tool for gas treating.  Because it is rigorously  mass-transfer  rate-based,  it  offers  the  ...


Sulzer technologies for biofuel applications

In recent years, there have been many advancements in the development of biofuels for the global transportation markets. First generation fuel ethanol plants performed fermentation of grains into high purity ethanol. Further R&D led to the development of biofuels from renewable feed ...


BCMT™-500 and BCMT-500-LRT

Too often profitability is lost because refiners lack adequate accessibility and bottoms cracking power in their catalyst. Albemarle has developed BCMT-500 additive, which features high accessibility and provides powerful functional bottoms conversion sites. BCMT‑500 delivers many pre-cracking ...


Tracerco Profiler™ HMI

A Windows based application offering dynamic displays, diagnostics, trending, control and historical logging. The Profiler™HMI, is a ready-made graphical user interface that provides clear insight into your separation process while enabling efficient operation and control of the ...


A second life for reciprocating compressors

Compressor upgrade and revamp. HOERBIGER upgrade and revamp dated compressors in ways that are tailored to the existing and future requirements in your industry. This increases the efficiency, reliability and environmental soundness of your compression system. Simply select the application ...


Avoid fired heater coking

For many refiners, heater coking in Crude and Vacuum Distillation Units (CDU/VDUs) is a common occurrence. Many units around the world are shut down every two years, every year, or even every six months to deal with chronic heater coking. However, with the right design features driven ...


Isomerisation - High octane C5/C6 cuts via isomerisation processes

Meet market demands with high octane isomerisation processes. From once-through to advanced recycle isomerization processes, we offer the complete line of isomerization solutions that, by increasing C5/C6 naphtha cut octane numbers up to 92, go far to meet tighter gasoline pool specifications. ...


Servomex product guide

Our industry-leading gas analyser range and systems, matched to your industry requirements. Developed and manufactured in our UK and Americas Technical Centers, Servomex analyzers are hand-built to precise requirements. This ensures every product we make provides performance optimized ...


Advanced combustion solutions for production applications

We Pride Ourselves On Quality UOP Callidus develops flare systems for hydrocarbon processing, oil and gas production, steel, carbon black and petrochemical processing industries. Each of these flare systems is built to match the customer’s specific process criteria and performance ...


Recovering platinum/rhenium from spent hydrocarbon processing catalysts

Now, practical, cost-effective recovery of platinum/ rhenium reforming catalysts, regardless of solubility– with maximum returns. Platinum / rhenium catalysts are widely used in the processing of hydrocarbon products. As rhenium values have increased, recovery techniques from spent ...


Rosemount™ X-well™ technology

Accurately measure process temperature without a thermowell or process penetration. CHALLENGE: Surface temperature measurement does not provide an accurate or repeatable representation of the internal process temperature. Conversely, while accurate, temperature measurement points using ...


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 ...


Get the best from your compressor

How’s your compressor running? How should it run? How could it run? The reliability, efficiency, and environmental soundness of compressors dictate the cost-effectiveness and dependability of entire plants. As a specialist in equipping reciprocating compressors with the latest performance-determining ...


Naphtha hydrotreating catalysts

Dealing with the more challenging streams. Criterion is a world-leading supplier of naphtha hydrotreating catalysts, the key to the effective removal of sulphur and nitrogen compounds from this valuable refinery stream. We supply about one-third by weight of all the naphtha hydrotreating ...


Processing heavy Canadian crude

Reducing crude oil cost is the major incentive driving crude and vacuum unit projects to handle heavy Canadian crudes. But such crudes–Albian Heavy, Christina Lake, MacKay River and others derived from oil sands–today present refiners with a unique set of problems not just ...


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: ...


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. ...


Reduced solid waste/more stable operations with increased protection

Extend your cycles with Olgone℠ process technology. A high-performance, highly-stable catalyst is at the heart of the Olgone℠ process. This technology is designed to extend cycles of existing aromatic stream treaters and to reduce or eliminate the amount of solid waste generated. The ...


Burckhardt Valve Service

Reduce operating costs of all your reciprocating compressors. For best compressor performance get a complete solution from the OEM. Burckhardt Compression has its own, leading valve technology since 1880. Experience has been gained for a wide field of applications. Valves are a key factor ...


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 ...


Tube bundle and tube inserts for the Stratco contactor reactor

Optimise heat transfer distribution and increase heat transfer for improved performance. 3/4” tube bundle: the ¾” tube bundle was developed in response to a desire to increase Contactor™ capacity by increasing the amount of heat transfer surface area available ...


Rosemount™ Twisted Square™ Thermowell

Accurately measure process temperature without compromising safety. CHALLENGE: Thermowells in flow are subjected to dynamic and static forces that, if not accounted for, could lead to thermowell failure. The ASME PTC 19.3 TW is recognized as the global standard for designing safe and ...


HOERBIGER - your partner for refinery and petrochemical applications

Leading expertise for constantly changing requirements. Refineries, petrochemical and chemical plants use compressors to pressurize gas at high temperatures for a number of chemical reactions. In these industries, the largest and highest performing reciprocating compressors are used in ...


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 ...


Meet emission challenges with reliable Claus tail gas unit performance

Meet emission directives while improving your sulfur management. In today’s oil and gas industry, maximizing sulfur recovery from off-gases is extremely important. Regulations get tighter, forcing operators to constantly optimize the efficiency of their sulfur management units. Adding ...


Intelligently predict and prevent corrosion across your operations

Learn how the fight against corrosion never stops - it is a fact of life every day across Oil & Gas, Refining and Pipeline operations, what-if you could have insight into real-time corrosion rates in your process?  Honeywell Predict® Corrosion Suite provides the next ...


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 ...