May 7, 2019 - Is your desalter ready for opportunity crudes?” is a fundamental question of refinery competitiveness.  This question is addressed in a new video produced jointly by Dorf Ketal and The video provides valuable information on:

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

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.  It is part of the Opportunity Crudes Management Seminar (OCMS) series library of free videos on the website; registration is required to view the material.

We invite you to view it at

February 20, 2019 - The Dorf Ketal Opportunity Crudes Seminar brings together skilled professionals in Malaga, Spain on March 13-14, 2019 to provide new technologies and ideas to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of processing opportunity crudes. At this seminar, experts will share new perspectives on innovative ways to stretch desalter limits, process more high TAN crudes and overcome kero section fouling to increase refinery reliability and profitability. The shared knowledge will help refinery operations leaders improve throughput, reduce risk and increase the time between costly turnarounds. For more information, view the brochure, contact your local representative or email us at  to register for this intensive 1-day workshop.

January 30, 2019 - Construction of Dorf Ketal’s upcoming plant at Dahej SEZ, in the State of Gujarat, India is currently underway.  The Dahej plant will be Dorf Ketal’s  4th plant in India and the 2nd in the state of Gujarat.  The plant will  start commercial production in the month of June 2019.

The new plant will not only help Dorf Ketal augment it’s production capacities but will also help launch new chemistries.