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  • CORAL™ SMR

    Improving the fluidized catalytic cracking (FCC) profit potential of heavy feeds. SMR technology features. The need to process heavy feeds in FCC units continues to grow. Albemarle’s innovative SMR catalyst technology addresses the three fundamentals of heavy feed cracking: coke and dry-gas selectivity; metals tolerance; and bottoms upgrading. Through its three innovative developments, SMR technology enables refiners to operate at higher metal levels or at higher severities ...

  • The power of ISOMALK

    Russia's Krasnodar based joint stock company scientific industrial enterprise (JSC SIE) Neftehim, introducing its technologies and catalysts at Russian enterprises, has become the leading highoctane gasoline components producer in the Russian market. The company has developed its highly competitive technological brand, winning competition against the leading American, German and French suppliers of processing solutions for the oil refining industry.

  • Precious metal bearing catalyst recycling expertise

    Refining, Precious Metals & Recycling. We recover and refine precious metals from hydrocarbon and petroleum processing catalysts. Also, our proprietary Pyro-Re® process offers the only pyro-metallurgical recovery of rhenium in the industry. With it, we recover total rhenium content from spent semi-regenerative and cyclic fixed-bed hydrocarbon processing catalysts—and get you a full return. With best-in-class techniques and over seven decades of experience, we deliver the ...

  • Platts Petrochemicals Service

    A renewed focus to solve your business challenges.Today’s petrochemicals market participants demand a more comprehensive view of what is driving prices in the chemical markets. To meet these requirements, we have developed a new approach that delivers our full range of petrochemicals content and analytical tools, into three simplified, enterprise-wide offerings: Platts Market Data – Petrochemicals: includes benchmarks and price assessments Platts Market Insight – Petrochemicals: ...

  • 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. ...

  • Ariel Corporation - world standard compressors

    Ariel compressors are designed, manufactured, and packaged to exceed your expectations. We lead the world in the development of modern compression technology with non-cooled cylinders, high-speed driver rated design and market-driven innovation. When it comes to compression technology, we are determined to remain the compressor of choice. Ariel is the largest manufacturer of separable reciprocating gas compressors in the world, setting the standard in quality, reliability, ...

  • BLASCH precision ceramics

    BlaschVECTORWALL™ Mixing System - OPTIMIZE YOUR PROCESS USING OUR ADVANCED MIXING SYSTEM – This system utilizes the same blocks as the proven checkerwall system, but incorporates a series of add-on flow vectoring shapes designed to direct gas flow at the exit of the checkerwall into any of a series of flow patterns to include single, double, and multiple vortices, preferential flow directions, or converging or diverging flows. Computational fluid dynamics support is ...

  • H2S oxidation system for refinery desulfurization

    The European Union has recently promulgated new directives reducing the amount of residual sulfur in diesel and gasoline. These directives are requiring European refineries to revise both their fuel production processes and their downstream desulfurization strategies. One affected refinery is Irish Refining plc near Whitegate Middleton, Country Cork, Ireland which recently added a new atmospheric pipestill and expanded their existing gas oil hydrofiner. After the changes, the ...

  • VFF Products

    VFF supplies a wealth of column-related products and consultation services for the most diverse applications e.g.: • Absorption • Desorption • Distillation • Extraction • Drying • Cooling • Humidification • Water treatment • Droplet separation (demisters) • Desalination • Heterogeneous catalyst reactors • and much more

  • Hyper/Secondary compressor components

    Burckhardt Compression is the recognized worldwide market leader and pioneer in Hyper Compressor technology since 1951. Our long standing know-how and unrivalled expertise are the basis for innovative solutions for any Hyper/Secondary Compressor. Our dedication to this technology and our focus on evolving market needs are what motivate us to organize the highly regarded LDPE Symposium on a regular basis. High pressure reciprocating compressors are designed to operate in autoclave, ...

  • Tower field service, maintenance, revamps and installation

    Worldwide maintenance and installation services. Since 1971, Tower Field Service (TFS) has been a tower specialist performing tray and packing installation, tower maintenance, and plant turnaround projects. Years of successful tower and vessel experience assures our customers of a partner who is safe, cost effective and technically experienced. The challenge to complete multiple tower revamps and retrofits safely and on time is what Tower Field Service most prides itself in. ...

  • Hyper compressor

    The Hyper Compressor is a high-pressure reciprocating compressor for low density polyethylene plants and compress ethylene with discharge pressure up to 3’500 bara (50’000 psia). Burckhardt Compression has an outstanding experience of over 55 years in manufacturing Hyper Compressors. They excel with long lifetime and high safety requirements thanks to its unique design features and Burckhardt Compression’s worldwide one-stop service. The once world’s ...

  • VFF-NetBall®: High-performance in the shape of a ball

    The VFF-NetBall® a plastic random packing  has been devised by VFF's research and development division and sets new standards in absorption and desorption. Its favourable flow profile, combined with a high specific surface, offers top mass-transfer properties with an extremely high hydraulic load capacity and minimum pressure drop. Its specially designed net structure guarantees high mechanical stability and results in an optimum bed constitution.

  • 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 the coke drum overhead is characterized by a tendency for further cracking, as well as the presence of fine coke particles carried from the drums. The hottest zones of the column (bottom quench, ...

  • Expertise beyond the column LPG Treating

    DC Coalescer™. Composite two-material design with very different surface free energies – typically metal and plastic. This simple principle offers notable advantages over conventional, single medium alternatives. The combination of both high and low surface energies gives effective separation irrespective of which phase is dispersed. The rate of coalescence is significantly increased.

  • Exchanger leak testing - chemical tracers

    Tracerco has been at the forefront of the development of online leak detection for the last 40 years. The method allows the detection of leaks as small as 0.5%. However, customer demands to measure smaller leaks affecting product quality, has prompted extensive research to develop alternative online methods. Through the development of specialist chemical tracers leaks as small as 0.0001% are readily identified. Project Field Test In the following case study, Exchangers A and ...

  • NaphthaClean

    Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) technology for reducing gasoline sulfur. BASF proudly introduces NaphthaClean, an FCC catalyst technology designed for the reduction of FCC gasoline sulfur content. Based on the combination of our award-winning and commercially proven Distributed Matrix Structures (DMS) technology platform and BASF gasoline sulfur reduction technology, NaphthaClean provides a refiner with both maximum gasoline production and maximum gasoline sulfur reduction. This ...

  • Maximizing diesel recovery in your columns

    Increased demand for automotive diesel is challenging refiners to adjust operating strategies to maximize middle distillate production. While some refiners choose to alter catalyst formulations or build new cracking units to increase diesel yields, optimizing the separation between gas oil and distillate in existing columns can be an excellent opportunity with little or no investment. Areas of Opportunity to Optimize Diesel Cuts Diesel streams are drawn from the primary fractionators ...

  • Fuels analysis made simple

    Analyzing finished fuels and feedstocks is a complicated process traditionally involving multiple analytical techniques, expensive dyes; multiple columns, valves, and traps; messy solvents; complicated hardware; and lots of analysis time. In order to obtain meaningful results, all of these components must work in perfect harmony, and often it requires prior knowledge of the samples being analyzed with precious time wasted on reanalysis. The VUV Analyzer for Fuels—the ...

  • Caustic services

    For 65 years, Merichem has provided environmentally responsible handling of spent caustics and other secondary materials that result from refining, natural gas and petrochemical processing. Merichem Caustic Management Services safely transports your secondary materials to Merichem manufacturing facilities – as feedstocks for chemical manufacturing or as process chemicals to other end-users. We handle spent streams as non-waste activity, reducing your reportable wastes. Why ...

  • VSP®-V High performance tower packing with lowest pressure drop

    The VSP-V is the updated version of VFF’s world wide known random packing VSP. The VSP-V offers high performance in plastic with top mass transfer and lowest pressure drop and is easy to handle during column loading and emptying.

  • CHM mixing valve for hot gases

    CHM valves are designed to mix hot gas of a furnace with cold gas down to a defined temperature. A refractory lining makes the valve suitable for applications where high temperatures may occur. Applications: - Refining, desulphurization - for all applications where gases have to be mixed to a defined temperature Sizes:                   DN 100 - DN 4000 bzw. 4“ - 160“ Pressure ...

  • ERTC 2019 advisory board meeting report

    In March 2019, the WRA hosted the ERTC Advisory Board meeting at the Hotel Bristol, Warsaw. Chaired by Tracy Ellerington, Director Europe & Russia Operations at Solomon Associates our expert participants shared their thoughts on Europe’s downstream status and the challenges that lie ahead. Our comprehensive post-meeting report elaborates on the key points raised during the morning including: - How upcoming legislation will affect business strategy and downstream’s ...

  • 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 hydrocracking

    Axens is an established name in hydrocracking licensing with more than 40 years’ experience in all types of hydrocracking processes. We have a large portfolio of hydroconversion processes, including fixed and ebullated-bed technologies. Our commercial units operate at low, medium and high conversion, and in once through, single-stage recycle and two-stage modes. Our commercial hydrocracker designs can cover a large variety of feedstocks varying from light HGO and LVGO ...

  • Process technology

    Sulzer Chemtech, a member of the Sulzer Corporation, with headquarters in Winterthur, Switzerland, is active in the field of process engineering, employing 3'000 persons worldwide. Sulzer Chemtech is represented in all important industrial countries setting standards in the fields of mass transfer and static mixing with its advanced and economical solutions. Sulzer Chemtech is organized into four business units, one of which is the Process Technology group. This business unit ...

  • Platts Refined Service

    A renewed focus to solve your business challenges. To meet the market requirement for a more connected view of what is driving the price of refined products, S&P Global Platts has increased the volume and diversity of news and analysis, data sets and analytical tools we deliver. Reflecting this pivotal change in industry requirements and usage, we have developed a new approach that delivers our full range of refined products content and analytical tools, into three simplified, ...

  • Optimal Flow

    Magcat Catalysts produce up to 15% more syngas through the steam reforming process. Magma form their own catalyst carrier utilizing polymer ceramic technology rather than the traditional pressure method, providing higher intrinsic strength, greater geometric surface area and surface texture. The “Golf Ball” shape and texturing creates a % improvement in active surface area. That combined with enlarged near surface porosity and ENHANCER™ Nickel crystal promoter, delivers ...

  • SIE NEFTEHIM: aiming the challenges of the future

    Based in the south Russia Krasnodar innovative chemical technology company - Scientific Industrial Enterprise (SIE) Neftehim LLC is one of Russia’s hundred most competent companies in its field. The company presents ISOPLAT, new efficient technology for the environmentally friendly high-octane gasoline components production with ultra-low aromatics and benzene. OILMARKET magazine met with the SIE NEFTEHIM President and CEO, Alexander Nikitovich Shakun. The development of ...

  • Three cost effective ways to strengthen trays against uplift

    Several common operating conditions cause tray damage, including high liquid levels, free water flashing at the bottom of the column, and excessive pressure drop. The result can be an expensive shutdown causing lost production and profit. Increasing tray thickness can be a first approach for strengthening the tray, but this can increase the material cost of the trays by 50% or more. Sulzer commonly uses three simple cost effective alternatives to increase tray strength in new ...

  • Myth of the 1000°F vacuum unit cutpoint

    Canadian Synbit and Dilbit crudes will come to make-up a substantial fraction of feedstocks to North American refineries. Today, however, for the most part refiners both north and south of the 40° parallel seem to be unaware of the extreme challenges this change will present. To run an oil sands crude in a vacuum unit designed for conventional heavy feedstocks and to expect a 1000°F cutpoint for a 5-6 year run is like believing in the Tooth Fairy. Bitumen based crudes ...

  • Improve precision for SIMDIS using ‘light solvent optimized’ agilent model 7693 automatedliquid sampler

    There are many factors affecting GC data precision. Sample introduction parameters are amongst the most critical. A factor easily overlooked is the temperature of the sample and its variances over time in relation to the solvent used. Environmental conditions and heat patterns around the ALS can easily become major contributing factors to performance when very light solvents are used. In Simulated Distillation analyses, heated zones are typically ramped to temperatures above ...

  • LO-CAT® process for costeffective desulfurization of gas streams

    The LO-CAT® II process provides cost effective H2S removal for all types of gas streams in many different industries. The LO-CAT and LO-CAT II processes have achieved H2S removal efficiencies of 99.9+% in many different applications and industries. These applications include natural gas production, oil refining, biogas, landfill gas, coke oven gas, geothermal steam power production, CO2 production for beverage use, lube oil production, and many others. These applications range ...

  • Optimizing your plant performance

    Expert technical services in licensing, engineering, and catalysts for hydroprocessing, hydrogen, and sulfur management applications. Refinery processes are complex and filled with potential sources of inefficiency. Our technical services get to the root of the problem and improve the refinery profitability, safety, reliability, and flexibility. Designed for refineries, Topsoe technical services extend from unit debottlenecking to complete refinery walk-through. Depending ...

  • LO-CAT® II process for chemical plant desulfurization

    KRONOS’ facility in Leverkusen, Germany produces titanium dioxide, the most important material used by the paints and plastics industry for whiteness and opacity. When new German guidelines set maximum emission limits for SO2 in 1989, KRONOS was required to eliminate the COS from the off-gas at their titanium dioxide production facility to meet the new requirements. Complicating this application, the COS removal process that KRONOS needed had to be built in an area with ...

  • Delivering world class hydrogen plant performance

    The world that we live in today is constantly changing; 50 years from now it will be unrecognisable. We live during a period of significant population growth, with increasing urbanisation and increasing wealth. The population is not only increasing, it is also getting older, and it demands better health and nutrition. There are increasing constraints on our natural resources, with energy security, resource efficiency, alternative energy and recycling becoming global issues. And ...

  • PURASPEC CLEAR Chloride guards

    Chlorides in a refinery. Where does it come from? Chlorides are introduced into the refinery flowsheet in several ways. Some crude sources can bring both inorganic and organic chloride content. Desalter processes and chemical additives are used to remove chlorides and prevent corrosion and fouling caused by these chlorides. The other major source is from the Catalytic Reforming Unit (CRU). This unit upgrades straight run naphtha value for use in the gasoline pool or as petrochemical ...

  • 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 ...

  • ERTC 2020 Brochure

    16-19 November, Madrid, Spain. The single largest gathering of refining and petrochemical leadership in Europe. Our brochure is the perfect document to take to your decision makers and explain why you should be attending the biggest downstream event in Europe. In the brochure we have included: * Top Speakers * Themes covered in 2020 * The latest agenda * A summary of our sessions including the new In-Focus Workshop Day

  • A time for grass roots thinking ?

    Within the past year or two spiking crude prices and surging refinery margins have led to overheated talk about increasing refinery capacity worldwide. Plans for construction of as many 60 grass roots refineries have been discussed. But stretched out lead times for major equipment and inflated prices, as well as declining margins and a final realization that there is not enough crude to meet demand, have brought sober thinking to the table. Recent societal changes in India and ...

  • Unleash the potential of your Naphtha Steam Cracker

    The global ethylene market grows at 3.0-3.5% annually, which amounts to 6-7 MM MTA increase in demand every year.  Greater than 95% of ethylene is produced using steam cracking. The two of the main feedstocks for steam crackers are naphtha and ethane with each supplying >45% of all ethylene production. Ethane cracking tends to have lower Cash Cost of Production, supply is regional and insufficient to meet the global ethylene demand.  Naphtha cracking has several disadvantages: ...

  • CDU desalter processing with interface control

    In this webinar, you will find out how Tracerco’s advanced multi-phase nucleonic instrumentation can analyse desalter performance and improve crude blending capacity. Discover opportunities to: • Improve environmental impact, compliance and energy usage • Reduce unplanned trips and downtime • Optimise chemical dosing (demulsifiers/neutralisers) • Reduce overhead corrosion, as well as catalyst deactivation in FCC • Improve process control enabling data driven ...

  • An introduction to Sinopec Hydrocracking Technologies

    This webinar gives you an overview and understanding of hydrocracking and its applications, with an emphasis on technologies and catalysts developed by Sinopec and its research arm, Sinopec Fushun Research Institute of Petroleum and Petrochemicals (Sinopec FRIPP). You will first get an introduction to hydrocracking including feed processing and target output products. Commercial considerations include market share and reference installations such as 40 hydrocracking units designed ...

  • How turbomachinery can support decarbonization

    With the hydrocarbon processing industry’s efforts to decarbonize, hydrogen and Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage (CCUS) have further moved into focus as viable alternatives for transforming existing energy markets. Both hydrogen and CO2 provide ample opportunities to be used in hydrocarbon processes either in molecular form or as feedstock. At the same time, the unique physical properties of both hydrogen and CO2 can make them a challenge for process equipment such as ...

  • Technologies to enhance Ethylene production

    In this presentation, three technologies will be introduced. This first is swirling element radiant tube (SERTTM) technology for steam cracking furnaces. In this technology, you will find how heat transfer theory is applied to overcoming the challenges of cracking pyrolysis to meet targets. Successful commercial cases will demonstrate the technical advantages of SERTTM technology. Cracking furnaces with SERTTM technology have longer operating days, lower tube wall temperature ...

  • Steam Cracker recycle processing and product upgrade options

    LPG and light naphtha generated in a refinery complex (from both straight-run and conversion units) are sent to the ethylene cracker as feedstock. There is more i-paraffin than n-paraffin in LPG and light naphtha generated from a hydrocracker and reformer, in particular, i-butane and i-pentane. When cracking i-paraffin and n-paraffin separately in an ethylene cracker, the yield of ethylene and propylene is different; n-paraffin can generate 20wt% of “ethylene + propylene + butadiene” ...

  • Advances in benzene derivatives production

    Xylene and ethylbenzene are important benzene derivatives. In this presentation, you will learn about recent advances in the production process and catalysts of xylene and ethylbenzene. Xylene production is one of the most important aromatic producing processes. You will learn the details of process technology introduction and catalyst features of aromatics transalkylation developed by Sinopec, as well as the process strategies of raw material expansion, Inferior feed tolerance, ...

  • Deep catalytic cracking technology for maximizing the production of chemicals

    Optimization of light olefins (including ethylene, propylene and butene) production has become one of the most competitive options for refiners in the transition. Compared with conventional FCC, FCC technologies which optimized propylene production are helping refiners to restructure their product configuration, from fuel to petrochemical production. You will learn some successful commercial cases, which are aimed to help refiners to select the most suitable and competitive ...

  • Decarbonization with hydrogen solutions

    Demand for hydrogen is expected to increase up to ten-fold by 2050 when multiple industry reports predict 8-24% of the world’s final energy demand will be supplied by hydrogen. Hydrogen has a unique ability to address ‘hard-to-decarbonize’ sectors including refining, chemicals, steel, heating, long-haul transport, and long-term power storage – all of which currently produce significant CO2 emissions. To achieve this, hydrogen must be produced with significantly lower carbon ...

  • Enabling circularity via plastics chemical recycling

    Chemical recycling of plastics is an emerging route to supplement mechanical recycling since polymers can be converted into monomer form.  As opposed to mechanical recycling, wherein the polymer properties degrade with each cycle, the monomers can be re-polymerized without any polymer property degradation. Petrochemical and refining operations of the future will include more plastics oil, obtained from chemical recycling, in the feedstock mix to establish circularity in the ...

  • Best Practice: Screening and QC testing of petroleum products and fuels

    Screening and quality control of petroleum products and fuels can be a tedious and expensive process when performed utilizing traditional methods. Near-Infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) as described in ASTM Guidelines E1655, D8340, and D6122 is a much faster method providing results in just 30 seconds without any solvents and reagents needed. In fact, NIRS has  become the preferred method of numerous producers to quickly quantify key parameters in petrofuels and petrochemicals ...

  • How to maintain production without your water treatment plant

    This webinar reaches out to downstream plant managers, facing an increasing challenge from their ageing assets including water treatment plants. Ageing plants may impact continuity of production. When a plant is not reliable or efficient, emergency maintenance is often required to avoid disruption to production which could result in costly downtime for operating sites. This presentation demonstrates how the rental service from Veolia’s Mobile Water Services, can safely provide ...

  • How turbocompressors drive and safeguard downstream plant operations

    This webinar reaches out to end users in the hydrocarbon industry who face the challenge of achieving operational availability, equipment reliability, and efficiency in their plants. These factors are crucial for end users, with many complex and intricate processes operating in parallel. Compression technology drives and safeguards many of these processes. Presenter Ulrich Schmitz will put particular focus on different chemical/petrochemical and refinery, syngas, and LNG applications. ...

  • 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 ...

  • Towards Your Low-Carbon Refinery

    This On-Demand webcast from Shell Catalysts & Technologies, discusses proven technologies for capturing CO2 from both low and high-pressure streams.  Are You…  • Under pressure to reduce your carbon footprint?  • Looking for ways to cost-effectively reduce your CO2 emissions?  • Unsure which carbon-reduction solutions will be most appropriate for your facility? Any serious ambitions to reduce a facility’s carbon intensity are likely to ...

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