October 2008

Misc

Improve refinery reformate yields

This refiner installed a hybrid catalytic reforming unit to raise octane of the gasoline blending pool

In an octane-constrained world, refiners are seeking processing changes to raise the research octane number (RON) values of the gasoline blending pool. Catalytic reforming provides high-octane blending streams and aromatics streams for the petrochemical industry as well as hydrogen for hydrotreating processes. In this case history, the refiner revamps an existing catalytic reformer to increase RON of the blending pool. Background. The main objective of modern catalytic reforming units is providing high-octane components from the gasoline blending pool. In addition, these units yield aromatics streams for petrochemical production as well as hydrogen for hydrotreating units. Catalytic reform

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