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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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Axens Connect’In™

    High speed data networks, cloud-based systems and advanced data techniques are leading a distinct change in the way industries monitor and optimize operating assets. Refineries that will adopt realtime unit monitoring tools incorporating on-demand, advanced modelling of process performance will see an immediate marketplace advantage. Axens’ Connect’In™ addresses these challenges and is leading the breakthrough to substantially improve the efficiency of refineries. ...

  • Axens engineering services revamping

    For a successful revamping project, no matter the degree of its complexity, and in accordance with your tight schedules, Axens is your unique contact during the phase preceding detailed engineering. Axens’ offer is based on our well founded expertise and several decades of experience. Our team of equipment specialists and our extensive network of detailed engineering contractors and equipment manufacturers complete this offer.   Our approach consists of successive ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 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 ...

  • Axens tech services

    Operating personnel are uncomfortable with changes affecting operations such as: process upsets, catalyst regeneration and replacement, changes in feedstock, modified product specifications, evolution of production goals and new operating staff. In coping with these changes, your resources - manpower, know-how and experience, are often strained. Axens’ Tech Service Agreements (TSAs) are attractive as they allow you to expand your qualified resources at regular intervals ...

  • BELCO® clean air technologies

    Belco Technologies Corporation (BELCO®), part of DuPont’s Clean Technologies portfolio, is an industry leader in the supply of air pollution control systems to the oil refining, sulfur recovery, sulfuric acid, utility, chemical, pulp & paper, marine and other industries. Since 1969, BELCO® has designed and supplied air pollution control systems for clients all over the world. Headquartered in Parsippany, New Jersey (USA), BELCO® has been recognized by refiners ...

  • BenzOUT™ process - higher yields at lower costs

    Increase gasoline volume and octane while reducing benzene. The BenzOUT™ process is a commercially proven technology for benzene reduction in gasoline. BenzOUT converts benzene, typically in a light reformate stream, to higher alkylaromatic blending components by reacting a benzene rich stream with light olefins, such as a refinery grade propylene stream.   BenzOUT technology avoids octane loss with no hydrogen consumption associated with beneze saturation alternatives ...

  • 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. ...

  • COSWEET™ deep COS removal from natural gas

    By combining amine absorption with catalytic COS hydrolysis, COSWEET™ allows gas sweetening, either total (removal of both H₂S + CO₂) or selective (removal of H₂S mainly), with complete COS removal. The three steps of COSWEET™ process consists in: * Removing the bulk of the H₂S and CO₂ present in the feed gas by absorption in the bottom section of a solvent absorber. * Withdrawing the partially sweetened gas from bottom section of the absorber, water ...

  • 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 point depressions: up to 100°C (180°F) and even higher in some cases. The solvent required by the Drizo™ process is usually obtained from the BTEX present in the natural gas itself ...

  • Dynawave® reverse jet scrubber

    How a reverse jet wet gas scrubber works. The DynaWave® Reverse Jet Scrubber is an open duct in which scrubbing liquid is injected, through a non-restrictive reverse jet nozzle, counter current to the dirty inlet gas. Liquid collides with down-coming gas to create the “Froth Zone,” a region of extreme turbulence with a high rate of mass transfer. The clean, water saturated gas continues through the scrubber vessel to mist removal devices. the liquid reverses ...

  • Electrostatic Coalescers: desalting and dehydration of crudes

    Electrostatic coalescers allow to remove small water droplets which would remain emulsified and not separated in conventional separators, thanks to droplet size increase through coalescence in an electric field. Crude desalting can be achieved by injecting and emulsifying dilution water in the electric field. PROSERNAT electrostatic coalescers can meet the most stringent specifications, down to 0.5 PTB (Pound per Thousand Barrels) of salts - 0.1% BSW (Basic Sediments and Water). ...

  • Gas sweetening solutions

    Our Expertise, a global solution adapted to each case: Design suitable for Gas Plants, LNG Plants, Refineries, Biogas, Shale Gas and Syngas. Efficient and reliable amine sweetening processes: The AdvAmine™ series of processes • Can treat any sour gas composition • Achieves the most severe specifications • Tailor made solvent composition and process configurations adapted to your specific case • Open market chemicals to reduce solvent costs • Specific ...

  • GT-BenZap®: cost-effective benzene management

    GT-BenZap®: Cost-Effective Benzene Management: GTC Technology’s process know-how can meet refiners’ needs by providing a variety of cost-effective solutions, ranging from aromatics extraction to catalytic hydrogenation for benzene management in gasoline-bound streams. GT-BenZap is a benzene saturation process that is designed as a low-cost alternative for refineries limited by economies of scale, or for units located in remote areas away from benzene consumers, ...

  • GT-BTX PluS® meeting the world’s clean gasoline needs

    As the worldwide refining industry becomes more intricately linked, the specifications for fuels are converging around certain common aspects. Chief among these are the environmental limits on benzene and sulfur content in motor gasoline. GTC Technology’s GT-BTX PluS provides an effective and economical solution for meeting both of these specifications, and gives refiners the ability to convert lower-value gasoline components into higher-value petrochemicals, thereby maximizing ...

  • GT-DWC dividing wall column design saves cost and energy

    GTC Technology is widely known for innovation, technical knowledge and commitment to excellence through proprietary technologies and customized solutions. Our process equipment technology offerings include the dividing wall column (DWC), which separates a multi-component feed into three or more purified streams within a single tower, thereby eliminating the need for a second column. This design saves capital and energy costs normally invested in a separation unit. The DWC design ...

  • GT-Styrene® a cost-effective process for recovering styrene

    In an effort to improve the production economics of naphtha cracking plants, operators must consider the recovery of valuable components from pyrolysis gasoline (pygas) over blending into the gasoline. Styrene is one such component that has far more value as a petrochemical product than as a motor fuel blendstock. GTC Technology’s GT-Styrene process uses extractive distillation to directly recover styrene from pygas at 99.9 percent purity, making it suitable for polymers ...

  • GT-TolAlk rethinking PX production

    As the growth of the paraxylene (PX) market continues to be driven by increasing global demand, PX prices and margins remain strong and are expected to remain healthy over the next several years. Toluene methylation is an effective and economical solution to maximize PX yields by adding the methyl group from low-cost methanol to the aromatic ring. GTC’s expanding technology portfolio introduces GT-TolAlk, a new way to derive PX while eliminating benzene production. Process ...

  • GTC Technology - engineered to innovate

    GTC Technology is a global licensor of process technologies and mass transfer solutions offering innovative, custom solutions for the refining, chemical, petrochemical and gas processing industries. Refining, petrochemical and chemical companies around the world rely on our advanced technology to optimize production capacity and efficiency, reduce operating cost and minimize environmental impact. Our broad scope of continually evolving products and services has been proven ...

  • High sulphur recovery at low cost with SmartSulf™

    Process Principle: Thermal stage: acid gases are burnt with air to produce sulphur at high temperature thanks to Claus reaction. COS and CS2 hydrolysis: COS and CS2 from the process gases are hydrolyzed at high temperature in the first zone of the SmartSulf™ reactor operating in hot mode. Claus Reaction: Claus reaction occurs in the second zone of the hot mode SmartSulf™ reactor, where heat of reaction is continuously removed by thermoplates internals, thus increasing ...

  • 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 absorption with a relatively low level of hydrocarbon co-absorption. Thanks to its specific solvent formulation HySWEET® exhibits major advantages compared to other gas sweetening process ...

  • IFPACC™ a new generation of structured packings for gas treatment

    A joint development between IFP Energies nouvelles and PROSERNAT. Characteristics: A novel structured packing geometry, Adapted to the constraints of acid gas removal by amine solvents, Geometric area of 200 m2/m3, Tested at industrial scale (Ø 1 m column), High effective to geometric area ratio of up to 1.4 depending on the liquid load Key Benefits • Higher flow capacity than other packings that generate similar mass transfer rates • Debottlenecking potential • ...

  • Is pinch enough?

    Back in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s when fuel gas prices were high, energy utilization assumed major importance. A new method of calculating heat exchanger networks was developed. It was called Pinch Technology. Today pinch has been rediscovered by engineers who have access to fast computer simulation models. But as occurs with any older method that is rediscovered by a newer generation, enthusiasm generated by the rediscovery tends to obscure the deficiencies ...

  • Isomalk-2 - A low-temperature light naphtha isomerization process

    Isomalk-2 is a low-temperature isomerization technology that has been commercially proven in grassroots applications, revamps of semi-regenerative reforming units, and replacement of other isomerization technologies. This flexible process utilizes a robust platinum-containing mixed metal oxide SI-2 catalyst that works effectively at the low temperatures of 120-140°C (250-285°F), while delivering great stability against the influence of catalytic poisons. Isomalk-2 is a ...

  • Isomalk-3 - A robust n-C4 isomerization processs

    A Robust n-C4 Isomerization Process. Isomalk-3 is a low-temperature isomerization technology for processing n-butane into isobutane, its branched isomer. Isobutane is an important intermediate required for the production of isobutylene or alkylate. Isobutylene can be used to produce MTBE or other high value petrochemicals such as isoprene through a synthetic on-purpose route. The Isomalk-3 technology is based on the use of a mixed metal oxide SI-3TM catalyst with high selectivity ...

  • Isomalk-4 C7 paraffin isomerization technology

    Isomalk-4 is a low-temperature isomerization technology for processing C7 paraffins contained in wide-range naphtha streams. In a conventional refinery configuration, C7 paraffins are distributed to the C5-C6 isomerization unit and the reformer. These components have a high X-factor that reduces the overall yield of the liquid products, lowers RON of the gasoline, and forms unwanted amounts of benzene. GTC’s innovative process allows isomerization of this hydrocarbon stream ...

  • IsoTherming® hydroprocessing technology

    DuPont Sustainable Solutions offers IsoTherming® hydroprocessing technology, a commercially proven breakthrough process which provides refiners a significantly more economical means to produce today’s ultra low sulfur transportation fuels. DuPont acquired the technology in August 2007. In conventional hydroprocessing technology, the reactions occur in the liquid phase. A large volume of hydrogen rich recycle gas is combined with the reactor feed to ensure that the ...

  • Make your feeds more valuable with FLEXICOKING™ technology

    FLEXICOKING™ technology is a commercially proven, cost-effective, continuous fluidized bed process that thermally converts heavy feeds to lighter products and flexigas. FLEXICOKING technology, as an integrated process, offers great flexibility when upgrading residuum, as it provides high-value liquid products as well as clean flexigas that can be used as refinery fuel or for power generation. How FLEXICOKING technology works The vacuum resid feed enters the scrubber for ...

  • Maximize PX production while lowering feed and energy costs

    The EMTAM℠ process is a breakthrough technology which maximizes production of valuable paraxylene product while lowering feed and energy costs. The highly paraxylene selective process is built off of commercially proven technologies. Unlike other toluene conversion processes, there is no benzene co-product and no hydrogen co-feed. It is the only process that can tune the methyl to ring ratio based on market conditions and allows unlimited benzene co-feeding to produce paraxylene. The ...

  • Maximize PX production/reduce losses/debottleneck your facility

    The XyMax℠-2 Process is the latest generation of vapor phase isomerization technology and is available for license by ExxonMobil directly, as well as by Axens, as part of the ParamaXSM technology suite for grassroots aromatics complexes. Lower operating costs, ultra-low xylenes losses, extremely long cycles XyMax-2 process is the seventh generation of vapor -phase isomerization technology licensed by ExxonMobil. The process features a higher activity catalyst, higher weight ...

  • Maximize the value of your naphtha feedstocks and downstream processes

    New solutions for changing needs Lighten the burden of heavy feedstocks with Topsoe catalysts, process designs and technologies. If your refinery is like most, you’re under pressure to squeeze more value out of heavier feedstocks, and this presents new challenges for catalysts. To name just one example, increasing use of coker feedstocks has led to higher silica and nitrogen levels in the naphtha streams, requiring catalysts with superior HDN activity and greater surface ...

  • Maximize Xylene Loop profitability

    The LPI process is the latest generation of liquid phase isomerization technology and is available for license by ExxonMobil directly, as well as by Axens as part of the ParamaX® technology suite for grassroots aromatics complexes. Significant energy savings, ultra-low xylenes losses, inexpensive debottlenecking The LPI process is the latest addition to ExxonMobil’s portfolio of xylenes isomerization processes available for license. The technology operates at low ...

  • MECS® SolvR™ technology for regenerative SO2 recovery.

    An energy efficient so absorption process with nearly zero SO2 emmissions. MECS® SolvR™ Technology employs an absorption solvent that is readily available, environmentally friendly and lower in cost than solvents used in other SO2 absorption processes. The technology can be integrated into new sulphuric acid plant designs to achieve ultra low SO emissions and high energy recovery. The SO2 recovered can either be liquefied, converted into sulphuric acid or converted ...

  • MECS® Sulfox™ process

    The SULFOX™ process is based on the thermal and catalytic conversion of sulphur-bearing compounds into sulphuric acid. Depending on the feed gas conditions, customised plant types are offered. For low concentrations, the feed gas is preheated to the required catalyst inlet temperature by the glass tube heat exchanger of the condensation column and an additional gas preheater from the heat recovery system. An additional direct fired preheater is used for start-up and very ...

  • MECS® sulfuric acid and environmental technologies

    Is the leading provider of proprietary process technology, speciality products and technical services to the global sulfuric acid industry. MECS® has provided best-in-class sulfuric acid plant processes, clean technologies, and specialty products to a wide distribution of industries for over 80 years. Our proprietary solutions are engineered to perform and built to last. MECS® is the global leader in sulfuric acid plant design and technology licensing for the phosphate ...

  • MEG regeneration & reclaiming technology

    Benefits of Installing a MEG Recovery Unit - Strong increase in demand for natural gas leads to more development of deep offshore gas deposits with deeper wells, longer subsea pipelines, higher pressures and lower temperatures. Under such conditions, hydrate formation - that blocks flow lines and can cause plant shutdowns - is a major risk so effective hydrate inhibition is key. Injection of large volumes of Monoethylene Glycol (MEG) at the wellhead is an effective way to prevent ...

  • 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 with virtually no sulphur and low benzene, which can be sold as-is or blended with ethanol, methanol or with petroleum refinery stocks. This minimizes offsite and logistic complexity and investment ...

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