Hydrotreating

Honeywell UOP introduces expanded range of hydrotreating catalysts

Honeywell UOP has expanded its portfolio of hydrotreating catalysts, which are used to remove impurities and contaminants from petroleum and other refining feedstocks to produce cleaner-burning gasoline and diesel that meet new global emissions regulations.

Honeywell UOP introduces new hydrotreating catalysts to support cleaner gasoline and diesel

Honeywell UOP is introducing an expanded portfolio of new hydrotreating catalysts used to remove impurities and contaminants from petroleum and other refining feedstocks to produce cleaner-burning gasoline and diesel that meets new global emissions regulations.

Boost capacity of SRUs with mixing devices for oxygen enrichment

The requirement for additional sulfur recovery unit capacity in a refinery may stem from hydroprocessing operations; a refinery expansion project; a shift from lighter to heavier, sourer crudes to improve margins; or the need to remove extra sulfur content to meet tighter environmental regulations.

Unload the SRU to reduce operating costs and plugging problems

Anderson, M.C., Thiosolv LLC; Kolodziej, R., Wood Group Mustang

The SWAATS process can unload SRU capacity and reduce plugging problems and operating costs in a safer and environmentally-friendly way, especially as refiners find rising amounts of ammonia and SWSG.

Hybrid polymer coating protects flanges in two steps

Jucquois, A., Belzona Polymerics Ltd.

In June 2014, the plant maintenance manager of a chemical plant in southern Louisiana contacted an industrial services company for an alternative flange corrosion protection solution.The plant had a 5..

Turning a Tier 3 profit

Esteban, J., Criterion Catalysts and Technologies; Hartman, M., Marathon Petroleum Co.

The continued reduction in refined product sulfur specifications has revolutionized the industry’s landscape over the last decade, increasing the importance of hydrotreating solutions.

HP Editorial Comment: Downstream has good news for 2015

Romanow, Stephany, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The outlook is optimistic for downstream companies. Independent refiners are positive on present and future demand for transportation fuels.

Hydrogen perspectives for 21st century refineries—Part 2

Patel, N., Farnand, S., Li, J., Peng, X. D., Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.; Ratan, S., Technip Stone & Webster Process Technology

H2 is the lifeblood of 21st century refineries. The application of various technological advancements and core developments has been raising the bar in the design, build, operations and maintenance of H2 facilities.

Case history: Innovative resid-cracking catalyst debottlenecks FCC unit

Tamoil is a major operator in the oil and energy industry with operating refineries in Hamburg, Germany, and Collombey, Switzerland, in addition to distribution networks in Italy, Germany, Switzerland..

Consider the pros and cons when importing heavy oil for cokers

The recent shift to lighter crudes has starved many US heavy oil units of feed. Maximizing asset use makes importing heavy oil for vacuum distillation and delayed coking attractive.