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  • Low and zero rare-earth FCC catalysts

    Rare-earth metals are an important component of FCC catalysts, as well as being a key raw material for many strategic industries with applications ranging from military devices to electronic components. In addition, they are essential constituents in newly evolving green technologies, such as hybrid cars and wind turbines. Rather ironically, rare-earth metals are not so rare, however they tend to be concentrated in hard to extract ore deposits. As a result, the world’s ...

  • LRT FCC catalysts

    Albemarle’s low rare earth technology (LRT) products. Driven by its goal to provide customers with comprehensive, economic catalyst solutions and the surge in global rare earth prices, Albemarle has developed and commercialized a range of LRT products. The catalysts available for the VGO market are: - GO™ LRT for maximum activity - AMBER™ LRT for maximum transport fuels. The catalysts available for the residue market are - UPGRADER™ LRT for maximum ...

  • 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 ...

  • MD FCC Catalysts - boosting middle distillates production in FCC

    Maximizing middle distillates in FCC units. A range of catalysts is available from Albemarle for increasing the production of middle distillates in the FCC process while retaining the many other attractive features of this versatile bottom-ofthe- barrel upgrading process. The key to success is to adjust the catalyst properties for maximum production of LCO while maintaining maximum bottoms (slurry oil) destruction and good product quality. The middle distillate catalyst family ...

  • NADIUS™ 4G

    NADIUS™ 4G is the latest generation of Grace’s market-leading NADIUS™ catalyst family for hydrotreated and straight-run VGO feed applications. NADIUS™ 4G, an extension of the NADIUS™ catalyst family, is a component of the EnhanceR™ technology platform, which is the market leader in the EMEA region. NADIUS™ 4G incorporates new technologies that were developed during the extensive Grace R&D program that was initiated as a result of ...

  • 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 ...

  • NEKTOR™ 4G

    NEKTOR™4G is the latest generation of Grace’s marketleading low coke NEKTOR™ for residue FCC feed applications. NEKTOR™ 4G is manufactured using the Grace EnhanceR™ Technology Platform, and is an extension of the NEKTOR™ catalyst family, which is the market leader in the EMEA region. NEKTOR™ 4G incorporates new technologies that were developed during the extensive Grace R&D program that was initiated as a result of the tight oil ...

  • OptiFuel™ technology and Albemarle coker additives

    Reduced coke yield and increased operating flexibility. For many years, delayed coking units have played an important role in oil refineries as one of the most cost effective processes to convert vacuum residue into more valuable products. The delayed coking yields are the result of thermal reactions and are mainly a function of feed properties and operating conditions such as furnace outlet temperature and drum pressure; however, this process results in coke yields from 20-40% ...

  • 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 ...

  • ProtAgon™ 4G

    ProtAgon™ 4G is the latest generation of Grace’s propylene maximization technology. Propylene yields of over 12wt% have been achieved with this catalyst technology. ProtAgon™ 4G is manufactured using the Grace EnhanceR™ Technology Platform, and is an extension of the ProtAgon catalyst family, which is the market leader in the EMEA region. ProtAgon™ catalysts bring the following performance benefits to unit operations and product quality: • ...

  • PROvantage™

    Operate in higher propylene mode without changing your base catalyst. PROvantage olefin/octane enhancement additive provides refiners with the flexibility to operate in a high propylene mode without the activity dilution of the base catalyst inventory normally associated with high levels of traditional ZSM-5 additives. Why PROvantage works PROvantage contains several different types of active acid site components all in close proximity. The proper balance of these sites efficiently ...

  • 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 ...

  • Quantifying FCC catalyst accessibility

    Accessibility is related to the mass-transfer characteristics of an FCC catalyst. Albemarle has developed a quantitative laboratory test that measures the accessibility of FCC catalyst particles: the first such measurement in the history of FCC. This test has dramatically altered the way refiners select and evaluate catalysts. Moreover, it is another example that demonstrates Albemarle’s continuing leadership in maximizing and exploiting the benefits of FCC catalyst mass ...

  • 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 ...

  • ReFRESH™ your Catalyst

    Topsoe´s ReFRESH™ technology offers you the opportunity to use Haldor Topsoe catalysts twice for maximum economic benefit by reactivation of the catalytically active sites. Activity up to 95+ % of fresh catalyst is restored. The technology is commercially proven with more than 65 references and applicable for spent BRIM® and HyBRIM™ catalysts. The ReFRESH™ technology is a specialized method of metal redistribution – available only from Topsoe ...

  • ResidCrackeR™ 4G

    ResidCrackeR™ 4G is the latest generation of Grace’s coke selective bottoms cracking ResidCrackeR™ catalyst family for residue FCC feed applications. ResidCrackeR™ 4G is an extension of the ResidCrackeR™ catalyst family, a component of the EnhanceR™ technology platform, which is the market leader in the EMEA region. ResidCrackeR™ 4G incorporates new technologies that were developed during the extensive Grace R&D program that was ...

  • RIVE® FCC Catalysts

    RIVE® FCC catalyst represents the first and only use of ordered mesoporosity in FCC zeolites or catalysts, and is capable of providing a step change in value for many FCC operations. The result: enhanced diffusion of hydrocarbons both into and out of the catalyst particle. This adds options to process heavier feeds, reduce feedstock costs, circulate more catalyst, and preserve valuable products increasing operating flexibility for the refiner.

  • 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 ...

  • Slash your hydrogen production costs

    By utilizing low value, excess fuel gas, you can reduce your consumption of costly traditional hydrogen plant feedstocks, such as natural gas, LPG, butane or naphtha. Upgrading fuel gas produced onsite is a proven way to significantly cut the cost of your hydrogen production. Refinery fuel gases are an attractive feedstock option. However, impure RFG feeds can cause problems in the feedstock purification section. With Haldor Topsoe’s fuel gas hydrotreating (FGH) technology, ...

  • SMOOTHFLOW™ FCC additive

    SMOOTHFLOW from Albemarle offers a solution to FCC unit fluidization and circulation problems. Fluidization problems sometimes begin suddenly, often as the result of an unexpected process upset causing significant catalyst losses and possibly mechanical damage inside the unit. The finest catalyst particles in the circulating inventory are usually lost first, which results in a sharp increase in the equilibrium catalyst average particle size, Figure 1 In other cases, fluidization ...

  • 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 ...

  • Squeeze more value out of your FCC gasoline

    As sulfur legislations tighten, it becomes more difficult for refiners to meet the specifications from their FCC gasoline post-treatment units. Particularly the octane number poses challenges, since some olefins are simultaneously being hydrogenated. The consequent loss of octane often prevents the refineries from achieving maximum value. Topsoe’s series of HyOctane™ catalysts are specifically developed for all steps in FCC gasoline post-treatment applications. ...

  • 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.

  • Turning an IMO 2020 problem into a high profit solution

    Few refining industry issues have been as universally discussed by refiners over the last several years as the upcoming IMO regulations on marine fuel quality. Nearly every conference, meeting, or presentation in the industry has a healthy connection to this issue, and the projected impacts have been evolving at a rapid pace, as we near the deadline for the implementation of IMO 2020. W. R. Grace, along with our partners at Advanced Refining Technologies (ART), has been working ...

  • UPGRADER™ and UPGRADER R+

    Improve your FCC unit’s residue feedstock processing and profitability. Unprecedented upgrading of residue in FCC. FCC units using conventional FCC catalysts are severely limited when diffusion constraints control conversion and bottoms upgrading, for example, in heavy-feed and/or short-contact-time operations. Even with high catalyst addition rates, bottoms conversion, catalyst activity and coke and gas selectivity suffer because of the inevitable mass transfer limitations. ...

  • UPGRADER™ T and AMBER™ T - meeting the tight oil challenge

    North America’s oil production has been reenergized with the advent of sophisticated technologies to recover tight oil economically. Tight oil, defined as liquid hydrocarbons obtained by hydraulically fracturing shale formations, is flowing at ever increasing rates from fields such as Bakken, North Dakota; Eagle Ford, South Texas; and Niobrara, Colorado. Tight oil production is currently at least 7% of the USA’s crude consumption: a figure that is growing rapidly. The ...

  • Want to make ULSG from your FCC unit?

    Topsoe’s new superior FCC pretreatment catalysts provide high HDN as well as HDS. Legislations worldwide push towards lower sulfur emissions from diesel and gasoline vehicles, forcing refiners to rethink their fixed assets to meet new product specifications. Topsoe’s new HyBRIM™ catalysts allow for more severe FCC feed pretreating which ultimately improves operation of the FCC unit leading to better products. TK-569 HyBRIM™ offers the highest activity ...

  • Wet gas sulfuric acid - profitable sulfur management

    The WSA technology is an excellent alternative to the Claus technology for sulfur management within oil refining, coal gasification, gas sweetening etc. High steam production, feed flexibility, ease of operation, and low CAPEX & OPEX are some key benefits for the operator when selecting the WSA technology. Today we have +130 references world wide.

  • ZIP Olefins Additive

    Refinery trial of new ZSM-5 olefins additive shows success in maximizing FCC propylene production. ZIP, BASF's latest Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) Olefins Additive, produces maximum propylene while using less  ZSM-5 Additive. ZSM-5 based additives are used in Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) units to crack gasoline molecules (C6–C9) to LPG olefins (C3 and C4) and to enhance octane levels in the remaining gasoline. ZIP is an improved ZSM-5 additive that incorporates unique ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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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