With more crudes on the market than ever before, refiners are under pressure to get the most out of their heavy, cost-advantaged raw materials. With so many new refining technologies available in the marketplace today, the focus of refiners should be on efficiently and economically reconfiguring processing units to meet current fuel demands and increasingly stringent fuel quality and environmental regulations.
IsoTherming® Hydroprocessing Technology and IsoTherming® Mild Hydrocracking Technology are commercially proven breakthrough processes that provides petroleum refiners a more economical and flexible means to produce today’s cleaner, ultra-low-sulfur transportation fuels and meet regulatory requirements cost effectively.
IsoTherming® technology offers economic and emissions benefits due to equipment reduction, reduced CAPEX and OPEX, as well as superior catalyst performance resulting from the liquid-full reactor design.
STRATCO® Alkylation Technology enables refineries to safety produce cleaner-burning gasoline with high octane, low RVP, low sulfur, no aromatics and zero olefins. The technology uses a sulfuric acid-catalysed process to convert low-value, straight-chain olefins into high-value, branched alkylate, a key ingredient for clean fuel.
The latest innovation, Elessent Clean Technologies ConvEx® HF alkylation conversion technology, provides refineries with the first cost-effective solution for converting volatile and toxic hydrofluoric acid (HF) alkylation units into safer sulfuric acid alkylation technology. This new technology also allows refineries to significantly increase production capacity for high-value alkylate at 40 to 60% of the cost of a grassroots sulfuric acid alkylation unit of a similar size.