Produce High-Quality Distillate Range Product
UOP is the world leading provider of distillate hydrotreating technology with more than 300 units licensed since the 1950s, including more than 50 units licensed in the last six years.
The UOP Distillate Unionfining™ process improves the quality of distillate boiling range feedstocks— kerosene, jet fuel, and diesel oils — to meet stringent fuel regulations.
In 2006, UOP entered into an alliance with Albemarle to offer the most complete portfolio of hydrotreating solutions possible. The alliance combines the strengths of UOP, a leading developer of hydrotreating and hydrocracking process technology and hydrocracking catalysts, and Albemarle, a leading developer and supplier of innovative refinery hydrotreating catalysts and technologies, to provide you with the broadest portfolio available of hydroprocessing solutions.
The Albemarle advanced catalysts are used in conjunction with carefully selected processing conditions to achieve your sulfur and cetane requirements and desired improvements in product properties such as jet fuel smoke point, stability, color, odor and aromatics content. Adding hydrogen to the feed while removing sulfur also enables higher yields. The product can be blended directly into fuel and can also facilitate the blending of other streams, depending on your processing objectives.
Integrate to upgrade difficult materials to on-spec product
Where integrated solutions are necessary to upgrade difficult, refractory, distillate-range materials to meet stringent aromatics requirements, cetane and cold-flow properties, the UOP MQD Unionfining process is the right solution.
The configuration and specific catalyst choice depend on your desired product quality improvement and on the existing refinery configuration. MQD Unionfining can use a single-stage configuration with most base-metal catalyst applications, or a two-stage scheme to achieve the highest cetane and lowest aromatic content diesel using a noble-metal catalyst in the second stage. The two-stage MQD Unionfining process is integrated to minimize capital and operating costs without reducing on-stream efficiency and reliability.
Integrated lubes & fuels production
In July 2011, UOP and ExxonMobil Research & Engineering Company (EMRE) created an alliance to offer integrated solutions for the production of lube base oils and high-quality fuels. This effort brings together leading UOP hydroprocessing technology, catalysts and equipment with EMRE Hydroisomerization dewaxing technology and other EMRE hydroprocessing solutions to produce high yields of low sulfur, ultra-clean diesel with excellent cetane and cold flow properties and lube base oils. Learn more
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