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  • About Axens

    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 throughout ...

  • Advanced sulfur analysis with HDXRF

    The Petra series complies with ASTM D4294 and ISO 8754 for sulfur analysis in various hydrocarbon matrices. Petra 4294™ delivers precise sulfur analysis with limits of detection (LOD) as low as 2.6 ppm. Petra MAX™ delivers a sulfur LOD as low as 5.7 ppm with rapid monitoring of critical elements like Ni, V, and Fe at sub-ppm levels. The Petra Series Autosampler is an add-on feature and can be added to an existing analyzer.

  • Affordable EDXRF elemental analyzers for petroleum apps

    Reliably characterizing the sulfur content of crudes ensures proper quality for the various feedstocks at the refinery, and optimum blending ratios when combining different crudes to meet the desired sulfur concentration. Monitoring sulfur is also critical when characterizing other similar oils, like residual oils and bunker fuels. To meet the industry’s needs, Applied Rigaku Technologies, Inc. offers the NEX QC Series, simple and versatile benchtop EDXRF analyzers for the analysis ...

  • Are you ready for MARPOL?

    As the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has decided to implement the MARPOL Annex VI, all ships must globally reduce their emissions of sulfur by 86% before 2020. This fact is bound to have a huge impact on the shipping as well as the refinery industry. But exactly what will happen? What options are there? What are the opportunities? Who will seize them? And how?   The MARPOL directive presents great opportunities for refineries. Whether you want to produce MARPOL ...

  • 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 ...

  • Axens catalysts and adsorbents

    Decades of scientific achievement in catalyst and adsorbent research, product development, engineering expertise, process licensing technologies, manufacturing capability, and industrial feedback form the basis of the most advanced and reliable catalysts and adsorbents available anywhere to serve the refining, petrochemical, chemicals, gas, alternative fuels and water industries.   Our products, which constitute the most complete portfolio on the market, are grouped according ...

  • 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 ...

  • Blasch Ferrules

    Thermal Management System (TMS) – a pre-fired tubesheet protection system that allows for the extensive use of fiber insulation in conjunction with the Blasch Ferrules and provides much greater insulating value than castable alone, in a greatly compressed area, saving space, and refractory. Improved performance – Large expanses of castable refractory undergo tremendous thermal and mechanical stresses as they heat up and cool down and that generates cracking in the ...

  • 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 blocks are positively locked together at installation. BLASCH HexWall™ is offered in a highly creep resistant mullite bonded composition designed to resist deformation under load.

  • 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 ...

  • BLASCH VectorWall™

    Mixing systems for sulfur recovery, sulfur burning, or sulfuric acid plant reaction furnaces. BLASCH VectorWall™ Reaction Furnace Mixing System 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 blocks are positively locked together at installation. BLASCH VectorWall™is offered in a highly creep resistant mullite bonded composition designed ...

  • 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. ...

  • 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 ...

  • DuraSOx™

    Highly attrition-resistant SOx reduction additive without performance compromise. DuraSOx SOx reduction additive is the culmination of intensive development work focusing on obtaining the most attrition-resistant Sox additive on the market without any performance compromises. It follows in the footsteps of Albemarle’s longest marketed SOx additive, KDSOx®, in that both take advantage of Albemarle’s patented hydrotalcite technology. SOx reduction additives are ...

  • 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 -- ...

  • FCC gasoline desulfurization for Tier 3 sulfur compliance

    Hoekstra Trading LLC is pleased to offer Hoekstra Research Report 7 to refiners. Under 1 million barrels per day corporate capacity for a price of $50,000. The report includes the following: 1. Hoekstra Research Report 7 Section 1 – Field tests on commercial gasoline desulfurizers 2. Hoekstra Research Report 7 Section 2 – Analyzing octane loss with detailed chemical analysis 3. Hoekstra Research Report 7 Section 3 – Competitive analysis 4. Attachments 5. Hoekstra ...

  • FCC gasoline desulfurization for Tier 3 sulfur compliance

    FCC gasoline desulfurization for Tier 3 sulfur compliance. Hoekstra Trading has released our eighth annual report, Hoekstra Research Report 8. • We have done field tests on nine commercial FCC gasoline desulfurizers • We have done detailed chemical analyses on 70 gasoline samples • We have quantified the wide range of feed quality in North America • We have proven that octane loss is high in North American refineries • We have quantified how feed quality and heavy ...

  • Flue Gas Reformer Tunnel System: StaBlox™

    The Blasch StaBlox flue gas reformer tunnel system is a versatile, mechanically stable system consisting of a series of stackable, customizable, interlocking blocks and highly engineered, mortar-free expansion joints. The StaBlox system allows for an extremely fast, easy installation as compared to conventional brick and mortar designs, with a much higher level of reliability. Lightweight, structurally stable roof assemblies are much more resistant to the effects of high temperature ...

  • Gasoline desulfurization for Tier 3 Compliance

    Starting in January 2020, gasoline sold in the United States must contain no more than 10 ppm sulfur. This short, easy-to-read book gives a high-level overview of the regulatory, technical, economic, and strategic implications of this "Tier 3" requirement.  Readers will get a quick, thorough understanding of the Tier 3 issue which, according to the author, will have much more impact on the gasoline market than has been anticipated. You can buy the book HERE

  • 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 ...

  • How much time can you save by switching to Sindie 2622 Gen3?

    Sindie 2622 is renowned for its precision, accuracy, and ease of use. However, one drawback to the ASTM D2622method is the requirement for duplicate determinations of samples ≤100 ppm. This equates to 20 minutes of measurement time on the traditional Sindie 2622 Gen2 [(300s background + 300s sulfur) * 2determinations = 1,200s 20 minutes total time per sample]. Sindie 2622 Gen 3 now offers a time saving solution to this problem, withthe option to reduce the back ground measurement ...

  • indie 2622: 2622 & 7039 sulfur analysis as low as 0.15 ppm

    Sindie® 2622 Gen 3 complies with ASTM D2622, D7039 and ISO 20884 methods, enabling complete flexibility in sulfur analysis. With no compromises in detection, performance and reliability, Sindie 2622 is the ideal sulfur analytical solution from ultra-low sulfur diesel and gasoline to heavy fuel oil and crudes.

  • KDSOx™

    Cost-effective SOx reduction solution for full-combustion FCC units. Reducing SOx emissions has become increasingly challenging in many parts of the world. Depending on the location, SOx emission limits are defined at the refinery level as bubble limits; at the individual emissions source; or, in some cases, by the concentrations in the atmosphere in the vicinity. In light of these challenges, many refineries have successfully used SOx additives for reducing overall sulfur ...

  • Look what the cat dragged in

    In most US refineries, the fluid catalytic cracker (also known as The Cat) is the main unit for converting heavy oils into gasoline and diesel. It produces gasoline (also known as cat gasoline), which is the largest single component of the US gasoline pool. Cat gasoline contains up to 2500 ppm sulphur and must be desulphurised before blending into finished gasoline to meet the new Tier 3 gasoline specification of 10 ppm. This desulphurisation job is done in Cat gasoline desulphurisers. ...

  • Marine fuel analyzer for IMO MARPOL compliance

    As a premium low-cost bench top energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence (EDXRF) analyzer, the NEX QC from Applied Rigaku Technologies, Inc. delivers compliance with ASTM D4294 and ISO 8754 with an easy-to-learn software interface in a robust package designed explicitly for the marine fuel industry. Optimized for routine determination of sulfur in oil, the NEX QC features an intuitive and modern icon-driven touch screen for easy operation and a built-in thermal printer for convenience. ✓ ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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  ultimate in  accuracy,  reliability, and  truly predictive power. ProTreat offers  you unparalleled capabilities in design, plant optimization, and troubleshooting. A ProTreat ...

  • 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. Regardless of whether your refinery is post-treatment or hydrogen constrained, a gasoline sulfur reduction additive such as Albemarle’s RESOLVE line can reduce reliance on post-treating ...

  • 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:                   ...

  • Sindie +Cl: Measure both sulfur and chlorine with one instrument

    Sindie +Cl is a two-in-one instrument enabling trace analysis of both sulfur and chlorine with one push of a button. It is the ideal solution to certify sulfur levels in finished products, assess chlorine for corrosion mitigation, and optimize process parameters.

  • Sindie +Pb: Sulfur plus lead in petroleum products

    As aviation industry requirements become more stringent, lead detection is critical in such products as aviation gasoline and jet fuel. Sindie® +Pb delivers unprecedented precision and accuracy for sulfur and lead detection.

  • Sindie 7039: 7039 sulfur analysis as low as 0.15 ppm

    From ultra-low sulfur diesel and gasoline, to heavy fuel oil and crudes, Sindie® 7039 Gen 3 delivers improved precision and accuracy. Sindie 7039 is the ideal analytical solution for the refining industry where detection, performance and reliability are critical.

  • Sindie Online: Continuous sulfur analysis in hydrocarbon process streams

    Sindie® Online is an industrial grade process sulfur analyzer with breakthrough detection capability to monitor ultra-low sulfur in petroleum or aqueous process streams. This process analyzer presents the ultimate solution for refineries and pipeline terminals where measurement speed and reliability are essential. Powered by MWDXRF®, Sindie Online uses ASTM D7039 technology and delivers real-time, continuous analysis of total sulfur from 0.5 ppmw up to 3000 ppmw. This ...

  • Sindie OTG: Portable sulfur analysis

    Sindie® OTG is a portable sulfur analyzer, delivering reliable and precise results in hydrocarbons from ULSD and gasoline to marine fuels and crudes. Operate in-the-field, on-board marine environments, and in laboratories. Sindie OTG complies with ASTM D7039 and ISO 20884.

  • 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 ...

  • SOxMASTER-2™

    Optimal SOx reduction without rare earth for partial- and full-burn units. SOx reduction additives are designed to capture and remove the oxidized sulfur compounds present in the FCC unit regenerator and release them in the FCC riser. On release, the sulfur exits the FCC unit as hydrogen sulfide along with the cracked products in the reactor effluent. The hydrogen sulfide is processed in the gas plant downstream of the FCC unit. Extensive studies in the 1970s looked at the ...

  • 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 a plane is fueled, it can continue to operate safely. Common jet fuel specifications are shown in Table 1. Jet fuel specifications require total sulfur content to be less than 0.30 wt%. In order ...

  • The clock is ticking on Tier 3 gasoline

    Gasoline sulphur is being reduced in the US to meet the EPA’s Tier 3 standard which requires an annual average of 10 ppm sulphur by 2020. The Tier 3 rule was enacted in 2014, and EPA gave the industry six years to achieve full implementation by 2020. (Note: The standard actually took effect in 2017, but banked Tier II credits generated prior to 2017 are allowed for use toward meeting Tier III specifications through the end of 2019.) Progress toward the 10 ppm goal has ...

  • Total sulfur gauge for crude oil, marine bunker fuel & blending

    Featuring 3rd generation X-ray transmission technology, the NEX XT from Applied Rigaku Technologies, Inc. represents the next evolution of process analyzers for sulfur measurement (0.02% to 6% S) of crude, bunker fuel, fuel oils, and other highly viscous bhydrocarbons, including residuums. ✓ Optimized for total sulfur analysis needs ✓ Marine fuel blending and monitoring to meet IMO MARPOL sulfur regulations ✓ Monitor fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) feed streams ✓ ...

  • High-Performance Tail-Gas Treating

    Discover the benefits of applying the latest technology in modern, low-temperature Shell Claus offgas treating (SCOT™) units. See how next-generation, low-temperature SCOT catalysts can help extend cycle life, lower energy costs and ensure regulatory compliance, even with the most difficult feeds and conditions. In this webinar you will: • Learn why modern tail-gas treating units are being designed without an inline burner, and the impact this has on inlet temperatures ...

  • Intelligently predict and manage sour water corrosion in refinery applications

    One of the primary concerns in refinery operations, especially when processing sour crudes, is management and mitigation of NH4HS (Sour Water) corrosion in hydrocrackers, hydrotreaters, FCC and other unit circuits. Honeywell's Predict-SW software, a byproduct of more than 15 years of intense Joint Industry Project (JIP) research, provides an easy to use framework to quantify NH4HS corrosion as a function of key process parameters across the refinery value chain for commonly used ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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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