Where is Dualforming used?
Axens has developed and commercialized an engineering service, called Dualforming®, that allows the refiner to revamp a conventional reformer and achieve the goal of higher octane at the minimum capital cost. Utilization of existing equipment is maximized, while improving both reformate yield and hydrogen production compared to a semiregenerative unit. The revamp includes the addition of a new reactor that operates with continuous catalyst recirculation. The two main equipments added, the reactor and the regenerator, are integrated into the existing reactor train of the conventional reformer and operate at the same pressure.