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Unconventional feeds | Shale oil processing

Shale oil from retorting of oil shale rock display various characteristics depending on the origin. Generally shale oil has high density, and contains a large number of contaminants, including fines, oxygen, aromatics, arsenic, chloride, olefins, and diolefins. Combined, these factors pose tough challenges in terms of meeting cetane, density, and other product specifications and protecting catalysts and equipment from fouling.

With dedicated laboratories, pilot testing facilities, process designs, reactor internals, and performance catalysts, Topsoe has the comprehensive expertise and experience it takes to convert shale oil into high-quality transportation fuels.

Catalyst support

Catalyst support

Our Catalyst Support is designed to support the combined weight of the catalyst, support material ...

Inlet diffuser

Inlet diffuser

Our Inlet Diffusers are optimized and customized for every unit, taking into account all your ...

Scale catcher

Scale catcher

A common problem in hydroprocessing reactors, is pressure drop build-up caused by various particles ...

Outlet collector

Outlet collector

Our Outlet Collector ensures even flow distribution in the bottom bed to maximize catalyst ...

Quench mixer

Quench mixer

Our Quench Mixer ensures efficient mixing of catalyst bed effluents from both above and from the ...

Redistribution tray

Redistribution tray

Our Redistribution Tray ensures uniform redistribution of the mixer effluents to the catalyst bed ...

Distributor tray

Distributor tray

Our Vapor Lift Distributor Tray (VLT) ensures uniform distribution of liquid and gas over the ...

General Technical Service

Topsoe’s General Technical Service employs the full weight of our knowledge and experience to ...

Catalyst Loading

Topsoe’s Catalyst Loading service gives you valuable pre-loading and loading guidance that can help ...

Plant Assessment / Optimization

A Topsoe Plant Assessment/Optimization can identify and help you solve issues standing in the way ...

Sampling & Analysis

Our Sampling & Analysis service is your direct route to the detailed insight it takes to make ...

Troubleshooting

Our Troubleshooting service draws on the full range of Topsoe’s insight into catalysts, equipment ...

Start-up & Reduction / Activation

Our Start-up & Reduction/Activation service supports you before, during and after start-up to make ...

Project development

We facilitate all relevant contracts to meet both the debt and the equity financing requirements.

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