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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 refinery.
Applications within this area
- Pressure drop controlFrom our proven grading strategies to our shape-optimized toppings, particulate traps and high void fraction ring-shaped catalysts, Topsoe offers a wide range of solutions for combating reactor bed fouling.
- Pressure drop controlTopsoe’s catalyst grading solutions prevent crust formation by gradually increasing the catalytic activity from low in the inert topping to higher, the further down the bed you go.