September 2014

Trends and Resources

HP Innovations

Boron technology mitigates metals contaminationAlthough tight oil has changed the landscape of North American refining, resid-type feeds continue to play a key role in the global FCC market, with arou..

Blume, Adrienne, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Boron technology mitigates metals contamination Although tight oil has changed the landscape of North American refining, resid-type feeds continue to play a key role in the global FCC market, with around 66% of the catalyst supplied on a yearly basis being specifically targeted for that segment. Resid feeds typically contain contaminant metals, including nickel (Ni), vanadium (V), iron and other metals that catalyze a variety of unwanted secondary reactions in the FCC unit. BASF has introduced a new FCC catalyst technology designed for resid feed applications, where customization and flexibility to deal with contaminant feed metal passivation are crucial. BASF’s new boron-based tec

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