An important source of aromatics for petrochemical end-uses originates from high severity, continuous catalyst regeneration (CCR) reformers. The current trend towards high severity operation results in higher concentrations of undesired unsaturated hydrocarbons (diolefins, olefins, styrenes) in the reformate produced. They must be removed from downstream unit feeds and final aromatics products.
Arofining® innovative solution overcomes difficulties found with historical treatments such as Clay treatment, by implementing selective hydrogenation on the full reformate or any individual aromatics fraction depending on specific needs.
It either eliminates the need for activated clay or allows a major increase in clay lifetime. In both cases, it enhances aromatics complex operation and improves end-user revenue compared to non-selective solutions.
Negligible aromatics losses to maximize aromatics product income
High olefins removalsystem availability
Low cost and seamless integrationin aromatics complex
High-performance selective hydrogenation catalysts dedicated to the petrochemical and refining industries, to purify highly valuable olefinic and aromatic streams produced by steam crackers and FCC units.
Energy efficiency awareness can lead to tremendous economic and environmental benefits. Expert studies show that there is still vast untapped energy efficiency potential of up to 25% of heavy industry in Europe alone.
In today’s complex environment, refineries and petrochemical plants around the world need advanced solutions to reach operational excellence. In units featuring fixed-bed reactors, the use of high-efficiency reactor internals are essential to help achieve this goal.