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Innovative Ideas and News from Grace Refining Technologies​

W. R. Grace & Co. experts demonstrate the value of doing business with Grace in Catalagram. From improved product performance to increased profitability, Grace's FCC catalysts and additives and ART's hydroprocessing catalysts and catalysts systems deliver significant value in today's challenging refining environment.      

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In This Issue​​                                                

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More Profit from Your FCC? Rive May Be Your Solution
Since 2010, Rive has been commercializing Molecular Highway™ zeolites in FCC catalysts with W.R. Grace and Grace/Rive is currently supplying multiple FCC units around the world with the first, and only, use of ordered mesoporosity in FCC catalysts capable of providing a step change in value for many FCC operations. 


INDUSTRY LEADERS WEIGH IN ON THE FUTURE OF REFINING

In October 2018, Grace convened a panel of refining industry experts to discuss present and future challenges to FCC operation as part of its FCC Technology Conference in Rotterdam in the Netherlands. More than 140 delegates, from 55 companies including refiners and other FCC shareholders attended the conference and participated in a broad technical program. That panel discussion is transcribed here.


IMPROVING OPERATING PROFITABILITY AT THE REFINERY WITH ACHIEVE® TECHNOLOGY

In this article, KMG Rompetrol and Grace provide an overview on how refineries can increase the profitability of their FCC operation by maximizing the production of propylene and iso-butylene using the latest FCC catalyst and additive technology. ACHIEVE® technology from Grace has contributed sustaining the refinery's profitability, as well as improving its competitive position in the marketplace.


GENERATING VALUE IN THE FCC THROUGH INNOVATIVE CATALYST TECHNOLOGIES AND TECHNICAL SERVICES

LUKOIL Neftochim Burgas Refinery JSC (Neftochim) commissioned an H-Oil Vacuum Residue Ebullating Bed Hydrocracker in 2015 that led to a significant deterioration of the FCC unit VGO feedstock quality. Consequently, a significant drop of conversion was observed that negatively affected FCC unit profitability. Grace and Neftochim went through the challenge successfully by means of a strong collaboration that included state of the art catalyst technology implementation together with a variety of tailored services, resulting in a gain of +1.6 wt.% conversion and 0.86 wt. % gasoline in the new more challenging scenario.


Q&A FROM THE 2018 AFPM OPERATIONS AND PROCESS TECHNOLOGY SUMMIT

Our experts address such questions as "Are there any operational parameters that can be manipulated to improve the operation of the slurry circuit and minimize fouling?" and "What is the range of activity for FCC catalysts in the FCCUs?"​

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