September 06, 2019 – Dorf Ketal is a proud sponsor of the 20th CBCat (Brazilian Congress of Catalysis) the largest gathering of catalysts specialists within Latin America. The event will take place in São Paulo from September 1st to 7th, 2019, at the CDI - USP Auditorium, University of São Paulo.

“20th CBCat: Expanding the Frontiers of Catalysis” addresses the competitive challenges the Latin American chemical industry faces by asking companies to form an  innovation ecosystem comprised of universities, start-up companies and specialized companies to exponentially accelerate the development of technologies to build a competitive advantage. Dorf Ketal, an innovation leader is an integral part of this ecosystem.

Dorf Ketal´s catalysts and adsorbents are well established in numerous applications, such as: Sulfur and Chloride/Halide removal catalysts for feedstock treatment in Syngas/Catalytic Reforming Processes, Hydrogenation-Dehydrogenation in fine chemicals industry, Arsine Removal & Selective Hydrogenation in Petrochemical Industry, De-Oxo, Volatile Organic Combustion, Ammonia Cracking, Desiccation and Catalyst Bed Support. 

Click here to learn more about Dorf Ketal catalysts and adsorbents.

July 17, 2019 – The readiness of a desalter is critical to a refinery’s operating flexibility and is a fundamental question of refinery competitiveness. Is your desalter ready for opportunity crudes?” is addressed in a new video produced jointly by Dorf Ketal and OpportunityCrudes.com. The video provides valuable information in assessing short-term economic gain versus potential long-term risk, including:

  • New technologies for improving desalter readiness without capital investment
  • Engineering, laboratory, and field trial components involved in assessing and improving desalter readiness for opportunity crudes
  • Best practices for managing current desalter operation

The 30 minute video serves a wide audience including managers responsible for refinery competitiveness, crude unit engineers, corrosion engineers, crude buyers, and those responsible for environmental compliance. 

We invite you to download it at Desalter Readiness.

July 12, 2019 –  Operating flexibility to process opportunity crudes is fundamental to refinery competitiveness. Predicting desalter readiness to handle a change in crude slate is difficult to do. Nigel Hilton, Dorf Ketal, USA, explains why it is difficult to predict a desalter’s ability to handle a change in crude slate and offers a new solution to combat the problem. These new tools help the refiner answer this question more efficiently and accurately. These tools also have the potential to increase the ability of the existing equipment to handle more difficult desalting challenges and protect the overhead system from increased risk of corrosion.

Follow this link to download your copy of the July 2019 Hydrocarbon Engineering reprint “A Golden Opportunity”