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​​​Grace Catalagram®

​Catalagram® is the premiere publication covering Grace's catalysts technologies business. For more than 50 years, Catalagram® has featured articles from our technical experts and strategic business partners that demonstrate the value of doing business with Grace.  From improved unit performance to increased profitability, Grace's catalysts and catalysts systems have delivered—and continue to deliver—significant value to customers around the globe. 

Past issues of Grace's Catalagram® publication are located here for your convenience. To access the current issue of Catalagram®, click here​.

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Catalagram 118 - Summer 2016/Fall 2016

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Topics in this issue include 

COMBATING THE NEGATIVE EFFECTS OF IRON IN AN FCC UNIT
With a combination of operating strategies and FCC catalyst optimization, a Philadelphia refinery maintains profitability in a challenging environment. 

IMPROVED CATALYST TECHNOLOGIES MANAGE REFINER’S NEED FOR INCREASED MIDDLE DISTILLATE YIELDS​
Proper design and selection of a catalyst system for hydroprocessing is critical to increasing diesel yield. 

COMMERCIAL SUCCESS OF ACHIEVE® 400 FCC CATALYST AT A US REFINER
A case study shows how a catalyst change led to increased profitability.

GSR® – THE ONLY PROVEN FCC CATALYSTS AND ADDITIVES FOR SULFUR REDUCTION
An in-depth look at how Grace’s innovative technologies create economic opportunities and options for refiners. ​




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Catalagram 117 - Fall 2015/Winter 2016

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Topics in this issue include 

PARTNERS IN CHANGE
A message from Al Beninati

GRACE IN THE NEWS
Catch up on the latest happenings within Grace Catalysts Technologies

GOT JET?
Maximize hydrocracker jet fuel production with ART catalysts

THE FASTEST ROUTETO HIGHER OCTANES
FCC gasoline octane can be increased in several ways. What is the most effective for you?


CATALYST BEST PRACTICES –LESSONS FROM RESID FCC UNITS  IN THE MIDDLE EAST
Serving the largest FCCs in the world with the right performance and logistics capabilities 


ASK THE EXPERTS
Grace experts answer questions from the 2015 AFPM Q&A session



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Catalagram 116 - Spring 2015

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Topics in this issue include 

AL BENINATI Q&A
Grace Catalysts Technologies President answers questions about how Grace is responding to market trends

DISTINCTION IN SAFETY
Grace Lake Charles catalyst  manufacturing facility receives  highest OSHA rating​

GENERATING VALUE WITH FCC CATALYST INNOVATION AT PLACID REFINING
Refiner increases production with high-activity MIDAS® Gold FCC  catalyst

ACHIEVING STATE-OF-
THE-ART FCC CATALYST SOLUTIONS 
The new ACHIEVE® series offers tailor-made formulations 

LEADING THE WAY 
WITH FIXED BED RESID HYDROPROCESSING TECHNOLOGIES 
Helping refiners take advantage of heavier feeds

UNDERSTANDING THE POTENTIAL FOR FCC  FEED 
TO GENERATE VALUABLE PRODUCTS 
A look at how to estimate product yields to achieve the maximum potential in the FCCU

CATALYST ADVANCES 
TO ENABLE CLEARER POLYPROPYLENE
Lighter, faster, cleaner, and clearer with CONSISTA® catalysts



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Catalagram 115 - Fall 2014

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Topics in this issue include :

ADVANCES IN PROPYLENE MAXIMIZATION FROM THE FCC UNIT
A new method to characterize ZSM-5 based materials is introduced

ADDRESSING POLYPROPYLENE DEMAND
Leading the way with UNIPOL® Polypropylene Process Technology

AFPM Q&A RESPONSES
Grace FCC and ART HPC experts address market trends and answer questions submitted to the 2014 AFPM Q&A and Technology Forum held in Denver, Colorado

REDUCING SOx EMISSIONS AT BP CASTELLON USING FCC ADDITIVES
FCC additives offer an attractive alternative to reduce SOx emissions

IMPROVING SAFETY, RELIABILITY AND PROFITABILITY AT THE
ORPIC SOHAR REFINERY
Grace's catalyst management solutions stand up to the challenge at the Sohar RFCC unit


Catalagram 114 - Spring 2014

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Individual Articles:

Processing Tight Oils in FCC: Issues, Opportunities and Flexible Catalytic Solutions

Tight Oil Distillate in ULSD Production, What To Expect?

Two Companies Joined to Develop a Catalytic Solution for Bottoms Upgrading to Diesel in the FCC Unit

Meeting Tier 3 Gasoline Sulfur Regulations


Catalagram 113 - Spring 2013

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Individual Articles:

Flexible Pilot Plant Technology for Evaluation of Unconventional Feedstocks and Processes

Rive Molecular HighwayTM Catalyst Delivers Over $2.50/bbl Uplift at Alon's Big Spring, Texas Refinery

Custom Catalyst Systems for Higher Yields of Diesel


Catalagram 112 - Fall 2012

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Individual Articles:

Enhanced Bottoms Cracking and Process Flexibility with MIDAS® FCC Catalyst

REMEDY® Catalyst Delivers Performance at Reduced Rare-Earth Levels

Stabilize Catalyst Circulation with FLOWMOTION® FCC Fluidization Additive

Predict FCCU Performance with Laboratory Testing

Answers to the 2012 AFPM Q&A Questions


Catalagram 111 - Spring 2012

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Alternatives to Rare Earth - Commercial Evaluation of REpLaCeR® FCC Catalysts at Montana Refining Company

Maximize Distillate Yield to Meet Growing Market Demand

Improve Wet Gas Scrubber Economics with Super DESOX® Additives

Improve Contaminant Metals Flushing with TITAN™

Maximize Yields of High Quality Diesel


Catalagram 110 - Fall 2011

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Optimizing FCC Operations in a High Rare-Earth Cost World: Commercial Update on Grace Davison's Low and Zero Rare-Earth FCC Catalysts

Commercial Demonstration of Resid Ultra Catalyst in a Resid Processing Application at S-Oil Corporation

Two Great Organizations United by a Catalyst

FCC Catalyst Age Distribution Optimization Leads to Improved Profitability

2011 NPRA Q&A Answers


Catalagram 109 - Spring 2011

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Individual Articles:

Jointly Developed FCC Catalysts with Novel Mesoporous Zeolite Deliver Higher Yields and Economic Value to Refiners

The Development of Rare-Earth Free FCC Catalysts

A New Generation of Super DESOX® Additive

ResidUltraTM: Low RE Catalyst Technology for Resid Processing Applications

Worldwide FCC Equilibrium Catalyst Trends

GDNOXTM 1 Additive - Grace Davison's Next Generation NOx Reduction Additive

Improving FCC Economics with Light Olefins Additives

Higher Profits from Higher Sulfur

Grace Davison's EZTM Loader Additive Injection System

Balancing the Need for Low Sulfur FCC Products and Increasing FCC LCO Yields by Applying Advanced Technology for Cat Feed Hydrotreating


Catalagram 108 - Fall 2010

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Individual Articles:

Alcyon™: New Catalyst Design for Maximum Activity and Conversion

Reducing Sulfur Oxide Emissions from the FCC Unit

OlefinsUltra® HZ Technology Improves Propylene Yields

The Role of the Rare Earth Elements in Fluid Catalytic Cracking

Answers to the 2010 NPRA Q&A FCC Questions

Low NOx FCC Promoter Optimization at CITGO Petroleum Corporation's Lake Charles Refinery


Catalagram 107 - Spring 2010

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Grace's GENESIS® Catalyst Systems Provide Refiners the Flexibility to Capture Economic Opportunities

Development of Next Generation Low NOx Combustion Promoters Based on New Mechanistic Insights

Distillate Pool Maximization by Additional LCO Hydroprocessing

Salt Deposition in FCC Gas Concentration Units


Catalagram 106 - Fall 2009

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Individual Articles:

Coke Selectivity Fundamentals

Trouble-Shooting FCC Standpipe Flow Problems

IMPACT®: A Breakthrough Technology for Resid Processing

Use Hydrogen in Coke Number to Determine Coke Make Accuracy

Clean Fuels: An Opportunity for Profitability Using Gasoline Sulfur Reduction Technology


Catalagram 105 - Spring 2009

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Recycle Strategies and MIDAS®-300 for Maximizing FCC Light Cycle Oil

Distillate Pool Maximization by Exploiting the Use of Opportunity Feedstocks Such as LCO and Syncrude

Characterization and Catalytic Cracking of Synthetic Crude Feedstocks

Factors Influencing ULSD Product Color


Catalagram 104 - Fall 2008

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Individual Articles:

Maximizing FCC Light Cycle Oil Operating Strategies: Introducing MIDAS®-300 Catalyst for Increased Selectivity

Maximizing ULSD Unit Performance when Processing LCO and Other Previously Processed Feeds

Grace Issues New Shipping Guidlines for Hydrocarbon Samples

Answers to Questions from the 2008 NPRA Q&A Session - FCC Section


Catalagram 103 - Spring 2008

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Individual Articles:

New Opportunities for Co-Processing Renewable Feeds in Refinery Processes

GENESISTM Catalyst Commercial Update

Effect of Hydrocarbon Partial Pressure on Propylene Production in the FCC

Meet Clean Fuels Challenges with Advanced Refining Technologies Newest ULSD Catalysts – ART 420DX™

Successful Implementation of State-of-the-Art ULSD/Dewaxing Technology at Irving Oil, Saint John, NB


Catalagram 102 - Fall 2007

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Individual Articles:

The GENESISTM Catalyst System

GSR Products Maintain Excellent Performance When Used with Olefins Additives

Worldwide FCC Equilibrium Catalyst Trends: A Ten-Year Review

The Effects of Treat Gas H2 Purity on ULSD Catalyst Performance

Catalytic FCC Gasoline Sulfur Reduction: Mechanism of Sulfur Reduction