Karani, U.

TÜPRAŞ, Izmir, Turkey

Utku Karani is an Operations Superintendent of FCC, naphtha hydrotreater, SR reformer, diesel/kerosine HT, LPG and gas treating units at Tupras’ Izmir refinery. He has been working in operations and process departments in different roles for 10 yr. Mr. Karani received a BS degree in chemical engineering from METU and an MS degree in engineering management from the Izmir Institute of Technology.

More residue processing in FCCUs

Genç, M., Karani, U., Er, I., TÜPRAŞ; Kandaz, S., Albemarle Corp.

Resid units have more than 2 wt% Conradson carbon residue (Concarbon) in feed and more than 5,000 parts per million (ppm) of nickel (Ni) and vanadium (V) on equilibrium catalysts (Ecat).

Additive solutions to SOx emissions in FCCUs

Genç, M., Dalgıç, E., Karani, U., Emiroglu, I., Er, I., Gul, A., Avcilar, S., TÜPRAŞ; Ventham, T., Johnson Matthey Process Technologies

Sulfur oxide additives are typically based on hydrotalcite or magnesium aluminate spinel-type structures. Magnesium alumina is the pickup agent present in the most effective SOx additives on the market; therefore, to optimize SOx reduction, it is critical to maximize the amount of the critical magnesium component in the fluid catalytic cracking unit (FCCU) in an efficient and cost-effective way.