Hydrotreating

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UOP and Albemarle have joined forces to bring you the broadest range of advanced hydrotreating catalysts and technologies

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Hydrotreating catalysts: an alliance to offer you more

UOP and Albemarle formed the Hydroprocessing Alliance in 2006 to support the production of clean transportation fuels worldwide. UOP is a leading developer of hydrocracking catalysts, and hydrotreating and hydrocracking process technology. Albemarle is a leading developer and supplier of innovative hydrotreating catalysts and technologies for refineries. This alliance combines their strengths to provide the refining industry with a broad portfolio of process and catalyst offerings for:

  • Middle distillate hydrotreating
  • Vacuum gas oil hydrotreating
  • Mild hydrocracking
  • Hydrocracking
  • Fixed-bed residue hydrotreating

Crystaphase Products:

UOP had partnered with Crystaphase Products to offer CatTrap technology, designed to provide the largest possible trapping volume for particulate contaminants in any feedstock, while providing superior flow distribution. The technology has lengthened the reactor run life when unacceptable pressure drop has limited the cycle length of previous runs. CatTrap systems typically require less space than traditional grading systems and provide the additional benefit of no pressure drop over the reactor cycle length.

CatTrap material has been used in more than 1,000 applications and more than 200 refineries, and the list is growing. UOP’s experience in specifying CatTrap material for commercial units has increased the efficiency of reactor volume use, and has helped maximize cost savings and performance.

UOP will work closely with your team to identify the best available technologies suited to your business goals.

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Particulate Trap-Crystaphase

CatTrap is an alumina silica composition circular disk with a very high effective internal porosity for large particulates removal. The different products have varying pores per linear inch to allow gradual stacking of different sizes for improved flow distribution.

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CatTrap 10, 30, 50, 65, 80 CatTrap is an alumina silica composition circular disk with a very high effective internal porosity for large particulates removal. The different products have varying pores per linear inch to allow gradual stacking of different sizes for improved flow distribution.
Actiphase 3D ActiPhase is a high surface area catalyst spheres with NiMo designed to replace inert support in the bottom beds where Mercaptan recombination is an issue.

Albemarle Guard Bed

Through the UOP and Albemarle Hydroprocessing Alliance, we offer a complete portfolio of guard bed catalyst that protect Hydrotreating catalyst against fouling and maximize unit cycle length. The Hydroprocessing Alliance combines the strength of both partners to insure design of the guard beds for a gradual change of catalyst activity and sizing to efficiently balance particle entrapment at varying catalyst levels without fouling. Included in the guard bed system is Albermarle catalysts which offer protection against fouling caused by inorganic elements such as Nickel, Vanadium, Arsenic, and Silica.

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KG-55 KG-55 is an inert pentaring support material for bed grading and high capacity for contaminate entrap.
KG-1 Nickel & Molybdenum containing catalyst designed specifically for Iron removal prior to Hydrotreating.
KF-542 KF-542-9R and 5R are moderately active Hydrogenation NiCoMo catalysts with medium denitrogenation and desulfurization activity.
KF-647 Nickel & Molybdenum containing Aluminum catalyst with high activity and capacity for Nickel, Vanadium, Silica removal.
KF-841 Nickel & Molybdenum containing Aluminum catalyst with high activity and capacity for Nickel and Vanadium removal.

UOP Guard Bed Materials

UOP’s UF-75 catalyst is formulated for top guard bed applications in hydrotreating or hydrocracking process units to remove arsenic compounds for the protection of downstream catalyst that are sensitive to arsenic to prevent premature catalyst deactivation. UOP’s advanced catalyst has the highest arsenic capacity commercially available.

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UF-75 UF-75 is a high capacity catalyst used for the removal of arsenic compounds in Hydroprocessing unit feeds.


Albemarle Pretreat Catalysts

Albemarle’s high activity pretreat catalyst is critical to preventing Nitrogen poisoning/deactivation of acid sites on any hydrocracking catalyst. Nitrogen in the feed can cause low activity and shorter cycle life for the refinery. The Hydroprocessing Alliance combines Albemarle’s advanced STARS and Nebula with UOP Superior Hydrocracking catalyst to give our customers the best technology system available on the market.

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KF-843 KF-843 is a high activity type I Nickel Molybdenum pretreat catalyst for use when a feed stream contains moderate Nitrogen content.
KF-848 KF-848 is a high activity type II Nickel Molybdenum pretreat catalyst for use when a feed stream contains high Nitrogen content.
KF-860 KF-860 is a high activity type II Nickel Molybdenum pretreat catalyst for use when a feed stream contains high Nitrogen content.
KF-868 KF-868 is a high activity type II Nickel Molybdenum pretreat catalyst for use when a feed stream contains high Nitrogen content.

Albemarle Diesel Hydrotreating Catalysts

Albemarle’s Diesel hydrotreating catalyst is able to remove sulfur plus and achieve long cycle lengths due because of their superior activity. Combined with the strengths of UOP, a leading developer of hydrotreating and hydrocracking process technology and hydrocracking catalysts, the Albermarle and UOP Alliance offers the most advance technology and catalyst for superior results.

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KF-770 KF-770 is Albemarle highest CoMo active hydrotreating catalyst for low & medium pressure ULSD units.
KF-760 KF-848 is a high activity CoMo catalyst for ULSD service.
KF-848 KF-7848 is the highest NiMo active hydrotreating catalyst for ULSD units.