January 2020

Catalysts

FCCU catalyst reformulations: Reducing risk and guaranteeing value with collaboration/testing

Hellenic Petroleum S.A.’s Aspropyrgos refinery is located near Athens, Greece. It has a total refining capacity of approximately 7.5 MMtpy and a Nelson complexity index of 9.7. The refinery was built in 1958 and has undergone several upgrades, including the installation of a fluid catalytic cracking unit (FCCU).

Hellenic Petroleum S.A.’s Aspropyrgos refinery is located near Athens, Greece. It has a total refining capacity of approximately 7.5 MMtpy and a Nelson complexity index of 9.7. The refinery was built in 1958 and has undergone several upgrades, including the installation of a fluid catalytic cracking unit (FCCU). The Aspropyrgos refinery also utilizes visbreaking technology, reforming (e.g., continuous catalytic reforming) and mild hydrocracking. In combination with Hellenic’s integrated sister refinery in Elefsina, full conversion hydrocracking and flexicoker technology is available, resulting in a highly advanced refinery complex. The Elefsina refinery possesses an even higher Nelson comple

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