Model for naphtha reforming catalyst tested

07/19/2010
Based on an article in the Saudi Aramco Journal of Technology, Winter 2009.A normalization model for monitoring the catalyst activity for the semiregenerative naphtha reformer has been developed and employed in a Middle East refinery. This article presents that development and examples of its applications.Daily monitoring of the semiregenerative naphtha reforming catalyst activity can enable problems to be spotted quickly and thus ensure smooth operation of the naphtha reformer. Developing a normalization spreadsheet model, therefore, allows the refinery to monitor the reforming catalyst activity on site.With its high octane number, reformate is an important component in the gasoline pool...
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