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MECS® HexWall™ Baffles

For sulfuric acid plant sulfur burners and spent Acid recovery furnaces. Interlocking hexagonal ceramic blocks for fast installation and superior structural stability. MECS® HexWall™ is a versatile, mechanically stable system consisting of a series of stackable six-sided blocks ...


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 ...


Refinery weighs proposals for 10 ppm diesel

This refinery wanted to make 10 ppm diesel in blocked out commercial trials as preparation for upcoming diesel specifications. Some catalyst vendors said the refinery would need to double the reactor volume to make 10ppm. Other vendors said they had a new drop-in solution, a catalyst that ...


Triple eccentric butterfly valve

Metal seated Butterfly Valve with triple eccentric offset Proven system for superior applications: Oxygen, gases, exhaust gases, fluids as well as abrasive and corrosive media.


Methanol to gasoline technology

Simple, scalable gasoline production. Produce transportation fuels with low technical and project risk. ExxonMobil’s methanol to gasoline (MTG) process selectively converts methanol to a single fungible liquid fuel and a small LPG stream. The liquid product is conventional gasoline ...


NaphthaMax III: flexibility and value in challenging economic times

Refiners the world over are focused on optimizing their operations and employing Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) solutions that help maximize margins. Lower refinery utilization numbers due to current global pressures are challenging refiners’ earnings. Given these conditions and ...


Cutting-edge catalysts for cumene production

ExxonMobil’s zeolite catalysts are the heart of the Badger 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, ...


PROGNOST®-NT

PROGNOST Systems started monitoring reciprocating compressors more than 20 years ago. The first commercial installation was realized in 1992. Today, PROGNOST®-NT is monitoring more than 600 rotating machines all over the world – what makes us the unquestioned marketleader for ...


Redura® piston sealing systems

As a compressor OEM with more than 170 years of experience, Burckhardt Compression has been setting standards for piston packings and packing rings for decades. Patented designs developed in-house and extensive material research are the perfect recipe for unique high-performance piston ...


Phoebe - phosphorus determination in hydrocarbon and aqueous matrices

From crude oil to bio-fuels, in additives or water, the Phoebe Benchtop Analyzer delivers unprecedented precision and accuracy for quantification of phosphorus. Based on XOS’s MWD XRF analytical platform, (as is found in Sindie and Clora Analyzers) Phoebe offers a LOD of 0.4 ppm ...


Polypropylene

Polypropylene is currently one of the fastest growing polymers, with forecasted demand growth higher than GDP for the foreseeable future. Much of this growth is attributed to polypropylene’s ability to displace conventional materials (wood, glass, metal) and other thermoplastics ...


HySWEET® the best option for mercaptan removal from natural gas

HySWEET® process is a hybrid solvent process developed by TOTAL and licensed by PROSERNAT. The solvent is a blend of alkanolamine and physical solvent diluted with water. The physical component has been selected by TOTAL in order to simultaneously achieve a high level of mercaptan’s ...


Suspension crystallization technology

Suspension crystallization technology completes Sulzer‘s existing portfolio of melt crystallization technology consisting of falling film and static crystallization. Based upon careful evaluation of the technologies, our clients can be sure to receive the ideal process for their ...


Separator technology reduces refinery operating costs and downtime

A US refining company contacted us to discuss a separation problem in the feed to an alkylation process. Caustic entrainment from their selective hydrogenation unit was poisoning the hydrofluoric acid catalyst in the alkylation unit. The continuous phase feed to the alkylation unit consisted ...


Axens overview

Axens is a leading global provider of technologies, catalysts, adsorbents, services and equipment. From oil refining, petrochemicals and gas processing, to renewable & alternative fuels and water treatment, Axens solutions are used at major industrial plants around the world. SOLUTIONS ...


Sulfur in jet fuel by ASTM D4294

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) reports that in 2017 alone, more than 4 billion passengers traveled by air. It is estimated that air transport will reach global growth of over 7 billion passengers by 2035. Standard jet fuel specifications are used to ensure that wherever ...


Customised air separation plants

The design, procurement, construction and operation of customised, multi-train air separation projects can present a number of challenges, particularly in remote locations. Having successfully engineered and executed most of the largest air separation complexes in the world, Linde Engineering ...


MINISCAN IR VISION - top performer in portable fuel analysis

The MINISCAN IR VISION is a high speed, compact and robust FTIR fuel analyzer for the comprehensive and automatic measurement of gasoline, jet and diesel fuels. The analyzer is configured to measure more than 100 fuel parameters and components for fuel blending, for quality inspection ...


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 ...


Drizo™ the best available glycol dehydration process

Drizo™ regenerates the glycol by solvent stripping instead of the conventional gas stripping. Solvent stripping allows to obtain much higher glycol purities than gas stripping (up to 99.998 wt% instead of the typical 99.95 wt%) and consequently allows to get much larger water dew ...


Linnex™ air seperation plant

LINEXTM air separation plants represent a new product line that transfers the benefits of the successful modular concept from the packaged air separation plant range to tonnage plant sizes. The benefit is significant economical advantages compared with fully tailor-made plants. LINEXTM ...


BLASCH HexWall™

For sulfur recovery, sulfuric acid plant sulfur burners and spent recovery furnaces. BLASCH HexWall™ is a versatile, mechanically stable system consisting of a series of stackable six-sided blocks incorporating alternating tabs and slots on each side that are designed to ensure the ...


Maximizing light cycle oil recovery in the FCC main fractionator

Refiners operating FCCU's have adjusted their operating strategies to maximize light cycle oil production to meet the increased demand for automotive diesel. Catalyst formulations and reactor conditions can alter yields, but the refinery cannot take full advantage of the increased LCO ...


Wet gas sulfuric acid - profitable sulfur management

The WSA technology is an excellent alternative to the Claus technology for sulfur management within oil refining, coal gasification, gas sweetening etc. High steam production, feed flexibility, ease of operation, and low CAPEX & OPEX are some key benefits for the operator when selecting ...


Advanced process control for Prime-G+™

APC uses a model-based predictive control technology that drives the process towards the desired targets through the manipulation of several variables simultaneously while observing all process constraints. APC has a proven track record in delivering business objectives: reducing energy ...


Why produce diesel from the vacuum unit?

Look ahead five years. The economy is likely to keep tightening and the rush to control pollution will inevitably be accompanied by demands for greater energy conservation. Consequence? A growing market for diesel which yields more energy per unit volume. Yet many continue to believe that ...


Sulfur recovery - claus process

Applications: The Claus process has been developed to recover elemental sulfur from H2S containing gases originating from gas treating plants such as alkanolamine units or physical solvent plants. Modern Claus plants should be able to process H2S/NH3 containing gases as well, originating ...


Anti-fouling trays maximize coker main fractionator profitability

The Coker Main Fractionator is systematically subjected to harsh operating conditions that can lead to deteriorating efficiency and performance due to coking and fouling. Poor reliability results in loss of profitable coking margins for the refinery. The main fractionator vapor feed from ...


Callidus ultra-blue burner (CUBL)

The UOP Callidus Ultra-Blue (CUBL) is rapidly becoming the preferred Ultra-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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


Important tray design features that improve column operating reliability

How often does Maintenance personnel open a column during a shutdown and find tray panels fallen without any obvious damage? How about tray valves stuck in the bottoms pump suction? While the initial reaction may be to blame faulty installation where the hardware was not properly tightened, ...


Axens performance programs

Axens’ Performance Programs provides services for new and existing plants in the refining and petrochemical industries. It combines dedicated teams having strong technical know-how with a wealth of accumulated engineering experience and advanced computational techniques to provide ...


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 ...


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, ...


Clora Online - process analyzer for chlorine

Chlorine contributes significantly to the corrosion of plant equipment and must be treated accordingly. With ever-changing crude quality and blends, chlorine levels can shift quickly; therefore, real-time analytical results are invaluable. The Clora Online analyzer presents a breakthrough ...


BELCO® marine systems

DuPont™ BELCO® Marine Scrubber Systems for ship exhaust gas cleaning reduce SOx emissions from ship engines, boilers and heaters. Our systems enable vessels to meet sulphur emission limits as required by IMO MARPOL Annex VI regulations without switching to low-sulphur fuel. BELCO® ...


Making your plant work smarter

Cat Tech is at the forefront of new technologies. After years of research we are now unloading and loading catalysts from petroleum processing units faster, safer and more economically than ever before. And we continue to create specialised equipment and processes to help you stay on schedule ...


PROGNOST corporate brochure

The path to successful products and services is always by way of intensive dialog with potential buyers and customers. Only by exchanging experience on a continuous basis it is possible to gain the necessary knowledge of operator requirements which results in useful products. PROGNOST ...


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 ...


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 ...