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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 ...

  • 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 technologies through extensive Grace R&D program that addressed the octane debits encountered by North American refiners processing tight oil. This R&D program resulted in advances to ...

  • Activity and selectivity testing of gasoline desulfurization catalysts

    Hoekstra Trading LLC is pleased to offer our Hoekstra Research Report 6 to refiners under 1 million barrels per day capacity for a price of $50,000. The report includes the following: 1. Hoekstra Research Report 6 Section 1: Catalyst test results - pilot plant run GH-12N 2. Hoekstra Research Report 6 Section 2 - Competitive analysis 3. Attachments 4. PowerPoint presentation for client meeting Items 1-3 will be delivered immediately upon receipt of a purchase order. Item ...

  • AFX™ catalysts for increased propylene production from FCC units

    New technology to meet propylene demand. Fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) units are playing an increasingly important role in meeting the growing worldwide demand for propylene. To help refiners meet this demand better, Albemarle has introduced the innovative AFX catalyst technology and catalyst family, which are designed specifically for operation at high propylene yield. Before AFX, propylene production from an FCC unit with a traditional catalyst was limited. ZSM-5 based additives ...

  • Altrium™

    Innovative BASF FCC Resid Catalyst improves margin by up to 0.60 $/bbl and allows for a flexible operation. Altrium™ is the newest BASF catalyst based on the combined technologies AIM (Advanced Innovative Matrix) and IZY (Improved Zeolite-Y). Due to changes in market environment, increasing the LCO output through better bottoms upgrading became more attractive for refineries. The newest BASF resid catalyst, Altrium, was introduced to a Western European refinery to increase ...

  • AMBER™

    AMBER catalysts are frequently used, high-quality catalysts from the Albemarle portfolio and are manufactured using ADM-20 matrix technology, which is common to its high-accessibility catalysts. AMBER is the benchmark for maximum transportation fuels against which all other gas oil catalysts are measured. In addition, AMBER catalysts are solutions for non-residue processing refiners that require excellent bottoms conversion and the gasoline and olefin selectivity that these catalysts ...

  • 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 by adapting constantly to rapidly changing customer needs. Today, Johnson Matthey is an international speciality chemicals company. Its principal activities are still rooted in precious ...

  • Arofining™ - Aromatics purification via selective hydrogenation

    Aromatics Purification through Selective Hydrogenation Unit. Aromatics commercial specifications, as well as transformation and separation processes, require aromatic streams free of unsaturated compounds. Arofining™ is an aromatics purification technology aiming at hydrogenating in a selective manner olefins, diolefins and styrenics while preserving the highly valuable aromatics. Olefins, Diolefins, StyrenicsSources and Effects An important source of aromatics for petrochemical ...

  • At Sabin Metal we’ve turned science into art

    The art of recovering maximum value from your precious metal bearing materials. The science of recovering maximum value from your precious metal bearing materials begins with the most technically advanced analytical, research, and sampling equipment, systems, and procedures. The art of recovering maximum value is a different story; that’s based on seven decades of experience and success serving thousands of organizations around the world. At Sabin Metal we combine science ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • BCMT™-500 and BCMT-500-LRT

    Too often profitability is lost because refiners lack adequate accessibility and bottoms cracking power in their catalyst. Albemarle has developed BCMT-500 additive, which features high accessibility and provides powerful functional bottoms conversion sites. BCMT‑500 delivers many pre-cracking sites and high metals tolerance while making up only a small fraction of the circulating catalyst inventory. BCMT-500-LRT provides refiners with the same accessibility, metals tolerance ...

  • Be smart about FCC olefin recovery

    Whether the driver is propylene as a chemicals feedstock or propylene and butylene as alky feed, FCC units worldwide are being pushed to maximize olefin production. Increased hydrotreating to meet Tier 3 gasoline requirements is reducing gasoline pool octane at a time of high premium-to-regular gasoline price differentials. Maximizing FCC olefi ns to produce high octane alkylate barrels is attractive – if they can be recovered in the FCC gas plant LPG stream. Higher reactor ...

  • 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 ...

  • CATACEL SSR tailored catalyst technology

    CATACEL SSR technology. Introduction. CATACEL SSRTM is an innovative and industry leading technology that delivers a sharp improvement in the catalyst technology that is available to the operators of steam reforming units. CATACEL SSR technology allows unique and unexpected combinations of heat transfer properties, reactive surface area and pressure drop characteristics within tubular steam reformers. These enhanced catalyst performance parameters can be tailored and targeted ...

  • CATnapTM catalyst passivation process - an alternative to inert entry

    Cat Tech is pleased to present the CATnap® Catalyst Passivation Process - an exclusive, patented technique for unloading catalysts from petroleum processing units. CATnap technology passivates pyrophoric or self-heating catalysts by the application of a proprietary CATnap catalyst coating chemical. The catalysts’ surfaces (and equipment surfaces are coated with an organic film which retards oxygen penetration and reaction. The passivated catalyst can be unloaded under ...

  • 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. ...

  • Converter - FCC co-catalyst for activity enhancement

    Premium Technology: Based on our novel and commercially proven Distributed Matrix Structures™ (DMS) technology platform, Converter delivers activity enhancement with the added benefit of coke selective bottoms upgrading. Maximum Results by Design: The DMS matrix provides Converter with a tailored porosity to allow the diffusion of heavy hydrocarbons into the particle resulting in selective cracking. Pre-cracking is achieved with the selective external zeolite surface rather ...

  • CORAL™ FCC catalysts

    Improving residue FCC unit performance through enhanced catalyst accessibility. Mass transfer limitations. Many FCC units experience losses in conversion and bottoms selectivity as a result of mass-transfer limitations. These are due to the problems that high-molecular-weight, sterically hindered feed molecules experience when diffusing into catalyst particles. Albemarle offers the breakthrough catalyst CORAL to overcome this problem, especially in residue FCC units. Root causes Catalyst-particle ...

  • 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 ...

  • Crystaphase, there is no magic behind reactor performance

    It’s not magic. It’s science. Hydroprocessors know the wall that lies between them and peak reactor performance. Fouling, pressure drop, precipitation, agglomeration, polymerization, and catalyst deactivation, these obstacles build up, block by block. We help you break through that wall, clearing your path to performance. With highly specialized expertise and unique, industry-proven solutions, Crystaphase has helped refiners all over the world achieve unprecedented ...

  • Customized grading solutions for your feedstock

    Match your catalyst grading to your feedstock for minimum pressure drop build-up and maximum demetallization. As today’s opportunity crudes and heavier feedstocks become more economically viable, the oil fractions you refine are posing new challenges. Creating the optimal grading solution for your individual feedstock is essential to minimize pressure drop build-up, increase metals pick-up, and reduce downtime and catalyst replacement. An overlooked advantage The importance ...

  • Cutting-edge catalysts for cumene production

    ExxonMobil’s zeolite catalysts are the heart of the 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, liquid phase process that replaced the older aluminum chloride and solid phosphoric acid technologies – all while setting the standard for cumene product purity. With TechnipFMC Process Techno ...

  • Cutting-edge catalysts for ethylbenzene production

    ExxonMobil’s zeolite catalysts are the heart of the Badger EBMax℠ process. Originally developed by Mobil Oil, the MCM-22 family of zeolite catalysts revolutionized the production of ethylbenzene (EB). With their high activity and selectivity to EB, ExxonMobil catalysts enable a simple, liquid phase process that dramatically lowers operating temperatures and thereby reduces equipment sizes and energy consumption – all while still improving the ethylbenzene product ...

  • Cycle life estimates for catalyst reload vary from 7 to 44 months

    It is very difficult to accurately predict the cycle life for a hydroprocessing unit. This is especially true with today’s highly variable feed slates. Despite this fact, catalyst suppliers are always asked to estimate cycle life when bidding for a catalyst reload, and they comply with the request even when it is nearly impossible to make a decent estimate with the available data.   In one recent case, four catalyst suppliers were asked to make reload proposals, ...

  • Delivering high performance products for refineries

    The world oil refining industry is a continually changing business. This presents an ever-evolving challenge to the refiner and requires the ability to be flexible, adaptable and aware of the future directions and changes the industry will take. At Johnson Matthey Catalysts, we work closely with our customers in order to ensure that they succeed. Through our refineries business, we offer a range of specialized high performance catalysts and process technologies that enable our ...

  • 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 ...

  • DuraZOOM™ - industry-leading olefin and octane enhancement

    DuraZOOM additive is the latest in a long line of light olefins and octane enhancers manufactured by Albemarle. ZSM-5 additives were developed by Mobil Oil Corporation and first used in 1983 as octane enhancers necessitated by the phasing out of tetraethyl lead. Since then, their use has grown enormously worldwide. The initial applications required relatively low levels of ZSM-5 crystal. More recently, the use of ZSM-5 additives has shifted from octane enhancement to propylene ...

  • ELIMINOx™ - flexible combustion promotion with lower NOx emissions

    ELIMINOx is Albemarle’s most widely used non-platinum-containing combustion promoter. More than 20 refineries around the world have used it to provide excellent carbon monoxide (CO) oxidation and to control afterburn with significantly lower NOx emissions when compared with traditional platinum promoters. ELIMINOx is used by refineries in the USA to meet the lower NOx emission regulations resulting from consent decree agreements with the United States Environmental Protection ...

  • Experience the Sabin difference for PGM catalyst recovery and refining.

    The “science” of recovering and refining precious metal catalysts is straightforward: state of the art technology. The “art” of this process, however, is what makes Sabin different from all others: that’s the knowledge, experience, and expertise gained from seven decades of successfully serving thousands of organizations around the world. We’d be pleased to count you among them.

  • Experience the Sabin difference for precious metal catalyst recovery and refining

    We turn science into art for highest possible returns and added value. The “science” of recovering and refining precious metal catalysts is straightforward: state of the art technology. The “art” of this process, however, is what makes Sabin different from all others: that’s the knowledge, experience, and expertise gained from seven decades of successfully serving thousands of organizations around the world. We’d be pleased to count you among ...

  • Faster lead time for emergency catalyst delivery

    An incident caused irreversible poisoning of a catalyst bed in a hydroprocessing unit. The incentive for immediate catalyst replacement was $400,000 per month, and the quoted lead time was unacceptably long.  The refiner used our network to identify two feasible alternatives for faster delivery.  The outcome was 2 months faster lead time and $800,000 margin saved. Improved refinery lab accuracy:  Refinery lab analyses of FCC gasoline and reformate were incorrectly ...

  • 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 ...

  • FCC technical support, industry-leading service

    Grace technical service engineers regularly visit refineries to review unit operating data, evaluate catalyst management and unit performance, as well as provide specific recommendations to optimise unit operation. Grace can provide expert advice on operational problems concerned with the mechanical integrity of the FCCU. For example, issues such as cyclone performance, stripper efficiencies, circulation problems, transfer line problems, slurry circuit fouling, or high unit erosion ...

  • Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) co-catalyst for activity enhancement

    BASF produces Converter, a co-catalyst designed to boost FCC conversion. Premium Technology. Based on BASF’s commercially proven Distributed Matrix Structures™ (DMS) technology, Converter delivers activity enhancement with the added benefit of coke-selective bottoms upgrading. Maximum Results by Design DMS technology provides Converter with a tailored porosity allowing the diffusion of heavy hydrocarbons into the particle resulting in selective cracking. Feed pre-cracking ...

  • Fourte™

    Innovative Fluid Catalytic Cracking Catalyst for butylenes maximization. Fourte delivers higher butylenes yields for a $0.68 / bbl profitability improvement. A Gasoil FCC unit desired more butylenes to fill its alkylation unit. Other objectives were to improve delta coke, straight run naphtha octane, and bottoms upgrading, while maintaining the same transportation fuel yields. Results Fourte outperformed the incumbent catalyst and generated significant profitability for the ...

  • Fourtune™

    Next generation Fluid Catalytic Cracking Catalyst Performance for butylenes maximization over propylene Fourtune™ delivers highest butylenes yields and $0.30/bbl profitability improvement. Alkylate produced from butylenes offers a high value gasoline blendstock. FCC units supply most of the butylenes to be fed to the alkylation unit. Fourtune™ was tested in a Gasoil FCC unit that desired more butylenes and greater butylene selectivity (versus propylene) to fill its alkylation ...

  • 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-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 ...

  • 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 ...

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