Catalysts

Onsite

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Jenny Hebert and George Yaluris of Albemarle accept the HP Award for Best Catalyst 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).

Innovations

Rhodes, Mike, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Hydrocarbon Processing Awards

Hydrocarbon Processing, the downstream processing sector’s leading technical publication, has announced the winners for its second annual awards.

Viva Energy’s Geelong refinery reduces FCCU turnaround risk

Blaser, P., Pendergrass, J., CPFD LLC; Gabites, J., Brooke, A., Viva Energy Australia

Change involves risk. Many fluidized catalytic cracking units (FCCUs) can be operated more profitably, but changes to achieve more efficient operations can be risky.

Reduce dry gas and coke with a more flexible FCC technology

Gong, J., Xu, Y., Zhang, J., Chang, X., Wei, X., Tang, J., SINOPEC Research Institute of Petroleum Processing (RIPP)

To meet increasingly stringent specifications for cleaner gasoline and to produce more clean fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) naphtha with lower olefins, a novel FCC technologya for maximizing isoparaffins was developed in the late 1990s. The technology’s principal is based on the formation and conversion of olefins in two different reaction zones.

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.

Editorial Comment: Celebrating the latest advancements in HPI technology

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

At the end of this month, Hydrocarbon Processing will honor the latest technological advances in the hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI) at an awards gala.

Hydrocarbon Processing Awards

Hydrocarbon Processing, the downstream processing sector’s leading technical publication, has announced the finalists for its second annual awards.

Novel FCC technologies based on reaction chemistry of catalytic cracking

Xie C., Wei, X., Gong, J., Long, J., SINOPEC Engineering Inc.

The increased use of opportunity crude oils in refinery processing, the growing demand for light fuel, and the efficient conversion of petroleum resources to refined fuels and basic chemical raw materials have become the basis of green and low-carbon refining technology developments.