Catalysts

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.

Clariant praises Paris deal ratifications and offers to help HNO3 plants minimize N2O emissions

Clariant is committed to supporting the Paris Agreement by reducing N2O emissions with their specialty catalysts.

CB&I opens new polypropylene technology catalyst plant

CB&I has opened a new polypropylene catalyst production plant in Louisville, Kentucky, developed and implemented in cooperation with Clariant.

CB&I signs alliance agreement with Haldor Topsoe

CB&I has signed a long-term alliance agreement with Haldor Topsoe, a leading catalyst and technology provider, that will expand CB&I's licensing position for syngas opportunities.

Innovations

Andrew, Bob, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Where large machines are in use and the overall processes depend on a smoothly functioning plant, companies often rely on fixed maintenance schedules and diagnostic tools.