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Processes

We design, engineer and license a broad range of processes for chemical processing, hydroprocessing and emissions management. With over 150 different catalysts, and the capability to design and manufacture bespoke catalysts and equipment for specific tasks, each process is guaranteed to perform optimally.

  • Chemical processing

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      Ammonia

      Producing ammonia at the lowest cost per ton is a challenge many industries face every day. With almost 80 years of experience in ammonia, our industry-leading solutions ensure reliable and safe operation with the lowest possible energy consumption and the lowest possible emissions. From new plants to revamps, our expert services can help increase capacity, efficiency or even feedstock flexibility, creating the foundation for optimal day-to-day operation and long-term successProducing ammonia at the lowest cost per ton is a challenge many industries face every day. With more than 70 years...
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      Dimethyl ether

      Maximizing the economic potential of a dimethyl ether plant
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      Formaldehyde

      More formaldehyde when you need it, more reliably and more profitably.
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      Gasoline synthesis

      Converting more low value feedstocks into higher value clean gasoline by using less energy, with minimal environmental impact
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      Hydrogen

      With minimum energy consumption and emissions to the purest hydrogen
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      Methanol

      Delivering the highest possible production of methanol from a broad range of syngas
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      SNG

      Producing more, higher quality, cleaner substitute natural gas
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      Sulfuric acid

      Higher production rates of sulfuric acid, improved heat recovery, optimal energy-efficiency and the lowest possible SO2 emissions.
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      Syngas

      Ensuring the best performance in syngas and GTL production with high plant availability, energy efficiency and feedstock flexibility
  • Hydroprocessing

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      Catalyst poison removal

      The single most important factor for hydroprocessing unit profitability is the length of time your catalyst remains active. No matter how high a catalyst’s start-of-run activity is, if it deactivates more rapidly than expected, your unit performance will suffer and profits will drop. A major cause of premature catalyst deactivation is impurities in feedstocks. Nickel, vanadium, iron, silicon, arsenic, phosphorus, and sodium are often present in feedstocks at ppb or even ppm levels, and the effect on downstream catalysts can be devastating. Our expertise in contamination control, our market-...
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      Hydrocracking

      Today, refineries have to produce more high-quality transportation fuels from heavier streams, while also improving profit margins. Our single-source supply of all the key elements of a hydrocracking unit comprising hydrocracker pretreatment, hydrocracking and grading catalysts, technology licensing including heavy poly-nuclear aromatic (HPNA) management solutions and high-performance reactor internals can help you maximize yields of the exact products you need – whether you process feeds, ranging from distillate to deasphalted oil (DAO), fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) slurry, and heavy coker...
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      Hydrotreating

      Refineries around the world are striving to meet growing demands for cleaner fuels, while ensuring cost-efficient operations. Getting the greatest value out of crude oil and effectively processing all the fractions – from very light gas and naphtha to residue – can be challenging. Topsoe offers hydrotreating catalysts and technologies for all crude oil fractions, enabling refineries to meet product specifications at a low cost and with higher profits. These solutions are built on over 40 years of experience and dedication to meeting customer needs through innovation.
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      Lube oil processing

      In lube oil processing, a final hydrofinishing step is required to improve the product’s physicochemical properties and ensure that color and stability specifications are met. Whether you’re producing a food industry, medical, or other wax or any grade of lube oil, Topsoe’s hydrotreatment catalysts effectively remove the various color bodies involved and give you a finished product that always meets specifications...
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      Petrochemical processing

      A changing market drives petrochemical complexes to implement new processes, develop new catalysts and integrate refinery and petrochemicals operations, in order to get even more value out of a wide range of feedstocks. Topsoe offers hydrotreating and hydrogenation catalysts, guard materials, and technologies for all product streams – enabling petrochemical sites to meet product specifications at lower cost and with higher profits. All our solutions are built on substantial commercial experience, unmatched R&D effort, and a deep dedication to innovating solutions to fulfill customer needs.
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      Pressure drop control

      Having to shut down a hydroprocessing unit unexpectedly is never good news for a refinery, where maximum on-stream time and uninterrupted cycle lengths are critical for meeting production and profit targets. Yet pressure drops caused by particles in the feed or crust build-up in catalyst beds can put any refinery at risk of an unplanned shutdown. At Topsoe, decades of experience have given us unique insight into pressure drop formations and the fouling that causes them. Based on this insight, we’ve developed a wide range of solutions that can stop fouling before it stops production at your...
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      Unconventional feeds

      Today’s transportation fuel market is changing in response to new sources or feed stock, political incentives, stricter emission controls and popular support for more environmentally sound solutions. The changes are putting pressure on refineries to produce more fuels from alternative feedstocks – most of which are difficult to treat due to various impurities and large amounts of organic sulfur, nitrogen and oxygen compounds, aromatics, and fines. Topsoe provides a wide portfolio of solutions which can help you overcome these challenges related to hydroprocessing of unconventional feeds...
  • Emissions management

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      NOx and CO removal

      Reduction efficiencies up to 99% with maximum reliability, even when operating under severe conditions.
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      Off-gas processing

      Off-gases formed at refineries often contain components such as diolefins, olefins, CO2, CO, hydrocarbons, H2S, and various organic sulfur species – all of which are harmful to the environment and subject to increasingly stricter regulations. At Topsoe, we provide a wide range of proven technologies that minimize emissions from off-gases and even convert the undesired components to high-value products. The result? More cost-effective compliance with environmental legislation.
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      Particulate filtration

      A combination of particulate filtration and other emission management systems that reduces complexity and total cost of ownership
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      Sulfur removal

      Handling sulfurous gasses optimally - both economically and environmentally
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      VOC removal

      The removal of VOCs from off-gasses in environmental-friendly fashion with reduction efficiencies above 99%