Hydrocracking

Flexibility is Key

The shift in demand towards diesel won’t always be straightforward and the ability to shift between products may be necessary. Let us help you define your strategy.

Learn how UOP catalyst technology can help you maximize diesel yield

Hydrocracking catalysts: adopt new technology with confidence

Catalyst selection is key to your overall process performance, but it’s more than just a matter of matching selectivity and activity requirements. UOP’s multi-dimensional catalyst portfolio not only considers these aspects of catalyst performance, but also:

  • Optimized Hydrogenation – The amount and location where hydrogen is added to products, in addition to that required for feed conversion, to maximize value
  • Molecular Transformation – Moving beyond just cracking to molecular rearrangement
  • Cracking Symmetry – Adjusting the selectivity within a given product boiling range

UOP offers a comprehensive portfolio of hydrocracking catalysts for diesel, jet and naphtha production in the full range of process configurations. We have world-class technical experts and best-of-class Guard Bed and Pretreating catalysts that can help you optimize your reactor loading. We can also help maximize efficiency and profitability at your operation through:

  • Increased yields of high-value products
  • Longer operating cycles
  • Higher quality products
  • Optimized hydrogen consumption
  • Increased throughput
  • Higher conversion levels
  • Ability to process higher endpoint feedstocks

As a proven catalyst innovator and manufacturer, we partner closely with you to effectively integrate new products and help you deliver value. Since 2003, UOP has commercialized nine new hydrocracking catalysts and they’re receiving rapid acceptance.

  • HC-140LT – Engineered to flexible naphtha and distillate production
  • HC-205LT – Designed specifically for the Second Stage environment to maximize diesel yield
  • HC-120LT – Maximum total distillate production with improved cold flow properties
  • HC-185LT – High-activity catalyst with application for both naphtha and flexible diesel production

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UOP Distillate-Selective Catalysts

Catalysts developed for high selectivity cracking to produce maximum heavy diesel or total distillate products. Please contact us for more information on any of the products listed below.

HC-205LT Max Diesel
Total Product Saturation
Maximum H2 Addition
HC-215LT Max Diesel
Converted Product Saturation
Cold Flow Improvement
Optimized H2 Addition
DHC-8 Max Diesel
Unconverted Product Saturation
Optimized H2 Addition
HC-115 LT Max Diesel
Total Product Saturation
Maximum H2 Addition
HC-120LT Max Diesel Converted Product Saturation
Cold Flow Improvement
Optimized H2 Addition
DHC-32LT Max Distillate
Total Product Saturation
Maximum H2 Addition
DHC-39LT Max Distillate
Total Product Saturation
Maximum H2 Addition

UOP Naphtha-Selective Catalysts

Catalysts developed for high selectivity cracking with increased activity to accommodate units with constrained reactor volume, or for variable co-production of naphtha and distillates. Please contact us for more information on any of the products listed below.

DHC-41LT Distillate Naphtha
Total Product Saturation
Maximum H2 Addition
HC-53LT Distillate Naphtha
Unconverted Product Saturation
Optimized H2 Addition
HC-140LT Distillate Naphtha
Converted Product Saturation
Cold Flow Improvement
Optimized H2 Addition
HC-43LT Jet Naphtha
Total Product Saturation
Maximum H2 Addition
HC-150LT Jet Naphtha
Converted Product Saturation
Cold Flow Improvement
Optimized H2 Addition

UOP Diesel/Naphtha Flexible Catalysts

High activity catalysts developed for naphtha production at high conversion or flexible production of naphtha and distillates at lower conversion levels. Please contact us for more information on any of the products listed below.

HC-175LT Naphtha
Minimum Product Saturation
Optimized H2 Addition
HC-24L Naphtha
Total Product Saturation
Maximum H2 Addition
HC-26L Naphtha-Diesel
Total Product Saturation
Maximum H2 Addition
HC-29LT Naphtha-Diesel
Total Product Saturation
Maximum H2 Addition
HC-185LT Naphtha-Diesel
Converted Product Saturation
Cold Flow Improvement
Optimized H2 Addition