December 13, 2018 –  SMI Indonesia and Dorf Ketal Chemicals jointly published a case study in the December 2018 issue of Hydrocarbon Engineering. The case study presents laboratory and the Southeast Asian styrene producer’s operational data in replacing DNBP, a costly and environmentally harmful chemical in styrene production. The ACtify® trial demonstrated that it is possible to make sustainability profitable and has created a pathway for the total elimination of DNBP from the environment. The patented ACtify® family of Inhibitors and Retarders are a true, novel innovation and a demonstration of what ingenuity and a devotion to solving customer problems can produce.

Follow this link to download your copy of the Hydrocarbon Engineering reprint “A Study in Sustainable Styrene”

November 22, 2018 –  ERTC (European Refining Technology Conference) is the single largest gathering of refining and petrochemical leadership within Europe. The EU refining and petrochemical industry is faced with competitive challenges from the Middle East and the need to increase operational efficiencies with sustainable strategies. This event is being held 27-30 November, 2018 in Cannes France AND will focus on innovation and technology specifically relevant to address the challenges of the EU’s refinery industry.

Dorf Ketal is proud to sponsor ERTC 2018 and our European leadership team will be available to discuss our innovative new chemistries for refining and petrochemical operations. Dorf Ketal Chemicals is the leader in new chemistries for Oil and Gas Upstream and Downstream process chemical solutions in the crude oil refining and petrochemical industries. Chemicals also serves the global fuel additives market with a broad portfolio of products and services and the grease and lubricant market with component additives.

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November 16, 2018 – Supermajors have filed twenty four (24) patent applications in the past five years on innovative approaches to rag management.  There is widespread interest in improving desalting and overcoming rag issues is an industry focus. Gaining control of rag in desalter operations is critical to processing opportunity crudes. The rag layer is a difficult to process physical barrier that reduces the workable capacity of the desalter. Its presence can make mud washing difficult and the turbulence of mud washing can deteriorate brine quality, disrupt operation of the downstream wastewater treatment facilities and it can increase slop production.

Download Dorf Ketal’s presentation at Opportunity Crude Conference 2018 (Download may require registration). The presentation discusses mechanisms of rag layer formation and strategies for reducing the impact of rag layer on desalting.  Predictive lab data on controlling rag layer and field case studies is presented along with new chemical strategies that improve rag layer management to increase crude flexibility without capital investment.