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Tan, A.

BASF, Houston, Texas

Alvin Tan is the Regional Technical Service Manager for BASF’s refining catalyst business in Asia Pacific. He has more than 12 yr of experience in FCC operations and process engineering. Prior to joining BASF, Mr. Tan was the lead FCC engineer at Singapore Refining Co. As a member of the BASF Global Technical Service Team, Mr. Tan is a key player in providing quality technical service support to meet customers’ needs. He earned an honors degree in chemical engineering from the National University of Singapore.

Driving FCCU value through fresh and flushing catalyst activity modeling

BASF: Shackleford, A.  |  Tan, A.  |  Eren, B.

Refiners are continually challenged to maximize economic gain in the face of cost pressures and plant operating constraints. The fluidized catalytic cracking unit (FCCU) plays an integral role in the optimization of the facility. FCC catalyst is often one of the largest budget items in the refinery. Therefore, the balance between FCCU performance and catalyst costs has a significant impact on refinery profitability.

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