Catalysts

Wison Engineering, HALDOR TOPSOE sign research, development agreement

SHANGHAI – Wison Engineering Service Co. Ltd, one of the leading chemical engineering, procurement and construction management service providers in China, announced that its non-wholly owned affiliated company, Wison Engineering Ltd., has signed a collaboration agreement on research and development with HALDOR TOPSOE, a world leader in catalysts and surface science.

Grace to license process technology to Dongguan Grand Resources, China

COLUMBIA, Md. -- W. R. Grace & Co., supplier of polyolefin catalyst technology and polypropylene (PP) process technology, contracted to license its UNIPOL PP process technology to Dongguan Grand Resource Science & Technology Co. Ltd. in the fourth quarter of 2016.

Haldor Topsoe joins research program to improve catalysts

Haldor Topsoe is part of ProNOx – a new four-year, $4-MM research program to improve selective catalytic reduction (SCR) catalysts by designing an optimal nanomaterial.

CB&I announces CDAlky technology award in China

THE WOODLANDS, Texas -- CB&I announced it has been awarded a contract by Shaanxi Yanchang Petrochemical Group for the license and engineering design of an alkylation unit in Yan'an City, Shaanxi, China. The alkylation unit will use CB&I's CDAlky advanced sulfuric acid alkylation technology.

Haldor Topsøe introduces catalyst in FCC gasoline post-treatment

With only two competing products on the global market, Haldor Topsøe’s HyOctane now gives refiners a wider range of options for their next catalyst replacement in their FCC gasoline post-treatment unit. The new catalyst series is industrially proven to provide ultra-low levels of sulfur, while keeping octane numbers high.

Clariant, KBR supply turnkey design for ammonia synthesis in Indonesia

MUNICH – Clariant announced that it is providing total catalyst solutions for two major ammonia production plants in Indonesia, in cooperation with its licensing partner KBR. The new projects rely on KBR’s process technologies combined with a complete range of Clariant catalysts for the entire ammonia production process.

Handling mercaptans in gas processing plants

Mokhatab, S., Consultant; Northrop, P. S., ExxonMobil Upstream Research Co.

With the continued development of sour gas fields around the world, the removal of mercaptans from gaseous and liquid hydrocarbon streams is becoming a challenge for today’s gas processing plants.

Innovations

Andrew, Bob, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Lubricants play a key role in equipment performance and reliability. ExxonMobil has redesigned used lubricant analysis service to be quicker, easier and more useful.

Russia’s first catalyst test center opens at the Gazprom Neft refinery

Gazprom Neft has opened an engineering center for the testing of secondary-refining catalysts in Omsk. Russia’s first ever pilot facility for catalytic cracking has begun work within the center, allowing catalysts to be tested on various types of feedstock, as well as identifying the conditions and regimes most appropriate for catalytic cracking facilities throughout Russia’s refineries.

Clariant unveils its most efficient styrene catalyst for ultra-low steam-to-oil ratio conditions

Clariant has launched its new high-performance ethyl benzene dehydrogenation catalyst StyroMax UL3.