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  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • Haldor Topsoe refinery walk-through

    Exploring the hidden potential of your refinery. Refinery processes are complex and filled with potential sources of inefficiency. A Topsoe Refinery Walk-Through will identify the hidden opportunities and help you improve the refinery profitability, flexibility, safety, and reliability. Within the past few years, Topsoe has successfully carried out Refinery Walk-Throughs covering hydroprocessing, hydrogen- and sulfur management applications. The goal is to identify potential ...

  • Higher activity, larger volume swell - the answer is HyBRIM™

    Topsoe’s new superior TK-611 HyBRIM™ catalyst for high-pressure ultra-low sulfur diesel and hydrocracker pretreatment services. Now, more than ever, refiners are forced to search for the absolute top tier NiMo catalyst for their ULSD or hydrocracking pretreat reactors. Despite tremendous improvements in the catalyst technology within the past couple of decades, ultralow sulfur fuel legislation and the shift towards maximizing diesel production from VGO hydrocracking ...

  • InFocus™ Online Lube Optimization Mode calculates impact of raising nitrogen feed on catalyst life

    Situation: A major North American base oil producer has 2 production units. One of the units consists of a Lubes Hydrotreater/Hydrocracker (HDT/HDC) and is integrated with a hydrodewaxing unit using ExxonMobil's proprietary MSDW™ dewaxing catalyst technology. The current production rate of this unit is 20 KBD. Challenge: The refiner wanted to understand the impact of running a higher nitrogen feed stock in order to identify the best strategy to minimize impact on the life ...

  • InFocus™ Online Lube Optimization Model allows user to evaluate the impact of changes in base stock viscosity

    Situation - A major North American base oil producer has 2 production units. One of the units consists of a Lube Hydrotreater/Hydrocracker (HDT/HDC) and is integrated with a hydrodewaxing unit using ExxonMobil's proprietary MSDW™ dewaxing catalyst technology. The current production rate of this unit is 20 KBD. Challenge -The refiner recently explored a new market where a base stock with 6.3 cSt viscosity offered higher margin compared with a 6.8 cSt viscosity base stock typically ...

  • InFocus™ Online Lube Optimization Model was used to analyze the effect of raising pour point on catalyst yield and life

    Situation: A major North American base oil producer has 2 production units. One of the units consists of a Lube Hydrotreater/Hydrocracker (HDT/HDC) and is integrated with a hydrodewaxing unit using ExxonMobil's proprietary MSDW™ dewaxing catalyst technology. The current production rate of this unit is 20 KBD. Challenge: The refiner has a base oil pour point specification at -15°C; however, in order to ensure that product consistently meets specification, the operator is ...

  • IsoTherming® Hydroprocessing technology

    Growing global demand for transportation fuel continues to drive refiners toward operations that maximize hydroprocessing capacity and capability either through unit debottlenecks or new unit construction. More stringent environmental regulations and the processing of cost-advantaged sour and heavy feed stocks make meeting this demand even more challenging. IsoTherming® hydroprocessing technology is a commercially proven process that provides refiners a more economical ...

  • IsoTherming® technology for mild hydrocracking

    Maximise distillate production and improve fuel quality, Growing global demand for transportation fuel continues to drive refiners toward operations that maximize hydroprocessing capacity and capability either through unit debottlenecks or new unit construction. More stringent environmental regulations and the processing of cost-advantaged feed stocks that are increasingly sour and heavy make meeting this demand even more challenging. Isotherming® Mild Hydrocracking Technology ...

  • It’s time to give your reactor some HELPsc™

    Excessive pressure drop build-up issues in hydroprocessing reactors are often keeping units from delivering maximum value. Refiners are forced to perform premature shutdowns for costly catalyst skimming operations resulting in lost profit. Topsoe’s High-Efficiency Liquid Phase scale catcher (HELPsc™) is a specialized patent-pending reactor internal technology that works in synergy with the graded bed. Installation of the technology will significantly prolong the ...

  • 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 ...

  • Meet Celestia™ the catalyst for growth

    Transformative performance Boost your margins and flexibility with Celestia™ hydroprocessing catalyst. Celestia catalyst is jointly developed by industry leaders ExxonMobil and Albemarle. Often deployed with its predecessor, Nebula®, the new Celestia catalyst provides operational flexibility, exceptional earnings and refinery optimization to add value beyond the hydrotreating battery limits. Commercial applications of these technologies are available in distillate hydrotreaters, ...

  • Meet emission challenges with reliable Claus tail gas unit performance

    Meet emission directives while improving your sulfur management. In today’s oil and gas industry, maximizing sulfur recovery from off-gases is extremely important. Regulations get tighter, forcing operators to constantly optimize the efficiency of their sulfur management units. Adding a tail gas treating plant to your Claus unit will enable you to meet the most stringent emission targets for final sulfur removal from the off-gases. The effluent from a Claus plant is the ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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, ...

  • 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 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 ...

  • Topsoe refinery Research & Development

    Providing refiners with the best catalysts on the market would be impossible without the innovative ideas from Topsoe R&D. Combined with the knowledge obtained from our pilot plant units, catalyst development is essential to providing high-performing, customized solutions. Topsoe’s research facilities in Denmark have more than 50 hydroprocessing pilot plant units with more than 100 catalytic reactors for catalyst screening and process studies, including dedicated ...

  • Topsoe stream management

    Ensuring optimal utilization of all hydroprocessing units, hydrogen and catalyst. Refiners often face bottlenecks and challenges at their different units. Many times, these are solved within the refinery itself, and only considering a single or maybe a few units. With Topsoe Stream Management the feed and product pool is assessed applying Topsoes advanced proprietary models. That provides a performance optimization at a level unreachable by the refinery alone. Within the past ...

  • Tracerco Diagnostics™

    Providing real time measurement technologies to assist with critical decision making. Tracerco Scanning Services TRU-SCAN® Application. Do you have problems with the operation of your stripper/absorber or fractionation tower? Is this limiting production? Do you want to reduce your operating costs? Do you want to reduce your shutdown time? Tracerco’s Tru-Scan™ technology, utilizing FrothView™, is used to evaluate the mechanical integrity and hydraulic performance ...

  • 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 ...

  • Want to remove particles from your naphtha gas phase?

    Topsoe’s gas phase scale catcher effectively removes particles from the process stream and prevents reduction of bed void fraction and pressure drop build up. Particles entering with the gas, are often preventing units from optimal performance. Topsoe has developed a gas phase scale catcher, which is especially designed to catch all sizes of particles from the gas stream. Installation of the technology can significantly prolong the cycle lengths of units suffering from pressure ...

  • 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.

  • When reliable operation and easy inspection is key

    Topsoe’s outlet collector is easy to install and inspect and help ensure even flow distribution in the bottom of the reactor. It is important to have the best catalyst to ensure optimal performance of your hydroprocessing unit. However, it is equally important to have the best reactor internals to ensure the optimal flow conditions for the catalytic reactions in your reactor. Topsoe’s outlet collector ensures even flow distribution in the bottom bed thereby maximizing ...

  • 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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