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STRATCO® alkylation technology

A full line global leader for alkylation technology and services. The STRATCO® Alkylation Technology is the world leader with over 90 units licensed with more than 800,000 BPSD (31,400 kmta) of installed capacity. DuPont is committed to alkylation research and is an expert in all aspects of the process, having extensive experience in assisting refiners through alkylation research, design, startups, test runs, troubleshooting, optimization, revamps, expansions, analytical testing, operator training, turnarounds, and HAZOP studies.

Alkylation facts: Thee alkylation process reacts light olefins (propylene, butylene, and amylene) with isobutane in the presence of a strong acid catalyst. The resulting alkylate product consists of branched parans with low Rvp, high octane, zero aromatics and olefins, and very low sulfur. These properties make alkylate an ideal blendstock for cleaner burning gasoline.

Due to heightened global environmental awareness, the importance of alkylate as a gasoline blend component is rapidly increasing worldwide. As a result, global alkylation capacity is approximately 2,000,000 BPSD (78,500 kmta).

United states trends: The development of the STRATCO® Alkylation Technology in the 1930s was instrumental in the initial goal of fulfilling high octane aviation fuel. During the 1950s and 1960s, the U.S. automobile industry started producing higher compression engines, requiring higher octane gasoline, and refiners’ interest in alkylation shifted from the production of aviation fuel to the use of alkylate as a blendstock in premium motor fuel.

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