Use an innovative cracking catalyst to upgrade residue feedstock
Tamoil’s Collombey refinery worked very close with a new catalyst supplier to remove the main operating constraint and significantly improve the unit profitability. Several project goals were set and attained.
Tamoil S.A. is a major downstream organization active in Europe and Africa. This energy
company has refineries in Hamburg, Germany, and Collombey,
Switzerland, in addition to distribution networks operating in
Italy, Germany, Switzerland, The Netherlands and Spain. The
Collombey refinery operates a resid fluid catalytic cracking
(RFCC) unit. The RFCC technology provides a
cost-effective, flexible and reliable means to upgrade residue
feedstocks to higher-value refined
products.a This unit processes a 100% residue feedstock with up to 7 wt% Conradson
carbon residue (CCR) and a high
contaminant metal levelthe equilibrium catalyst (Ecat)
nickel (Ni) is up to 6,000 ppmw and vanadium (V) is up to 6,000
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