Value Delivered

​At Grace, value is all about our customers' financial success. Our world-class technical service and catalyst solutions, developed collaboratively with our customers, provide more than just technology and performance. They are designed to increase each customer's bottom line—by improving yields, increasing throughput or reliability, or solving a problem within the FCC, hydroprocessing or polyolefin unit. Our goal is not just to sell good catalysts; our goal is to strengthen our customers' businesses by providing exceptional financial return on their investment (and faith) in Grace's talent and technology.​

​​​Collaborating to Combat Iron Poisoning​​

The growth in domestic crude production has resulted in new challenges for refiners. Elevated levels of contaminant iron in crude are becoming the norm. Downstream, iron poisoning in the FCCU was once an isolated phenomena, limited to a handful of refiners processing opportunity crudes. Today, more refiners are experiencing the effects of elevated iron in the FCCU. To maintain operating flexibility and profitability, refiners need effective strategies to manage unconventional contaminant metals.

Find out more about how Philadelphia Energy Solutions collaborated with Grace to maintain profitable operations in a dynamic and challenging refining environment. 


​>> Combating Iron Poisoning in the FCCU
>> Driving Octane in an Ultra-Low Sulfur Gasoline Market

Multiple Approaches for Improving Octane​​​​

For many refineries meeting new, challenging ultra-low sulfur gasoline regulations
(Tier 3) will require operating adjustments, catalyst formulation changes, and/or capital investment. Many operating strategies that reduce sulfur may reduce gasoline octane, which is often undesirable due to refinery octane requirements. Find out more about octane fundamentals and the specifics of the Tier 3 regulations through several case studies from Grace that illustrate strategies for preserving octane, maximizing alkylation rates, and reducing sulfur to maintain regulatory compliance.