Model for naphtha reforming catalyst tested

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...

Why Register?

Non-subscribers can only view whitepapers by providing name, home and email address, phone number and other information and comment on/rate articles.

Why Subscribe?

Oil & Gas Journal subscribers with login credentials can access these premium features of OGJ Online:

  • Current Issue – an html version of the current week's issue of Oil & Gas Journal.
  • Past Issues – An Electronic OGJ Archive. A keyword-searchable archive of all issues of Oil & Gas Journal dating back to 1990; also searchable by issue date.
  • Market Journal – a weekly round-up of the oil and gas markets, with observations from leading analysts.
  • Editor's Perspective – a short article of insight and opinion by the Editor of Oil & Gas Journal.
  • OGJ Industry Stats – quick access to current industry statistics from Oil & Gas Journal.
  • OGJ Survey Downloads - quick access to exclusive reports from Oil & Gas Journal.


Subscriber Help or Subscribe

Oil & Gas Journal Subscribers: Have your subscription number (from the mailing label on the cover of your Oil & Gas Journal) and e-mail address ready to set up your online account through Customer Service Assistant.

If you're not an Oil & Gas Journal subscriber, start a subscription and gain access to the subscriber areas of OGJ Online now.

Stay Connected