Catalyst improves octane at Perm refinery

Vladimir M. Shuverov, Valery A. Krylov Lukoil-Permnefteorgsintez Perm, Russia G. C. Anderson, N. L. Gilsdorf, M. Y. Kon UOP Des Plaines, Ill. F. J. Baars UOP Ltd. Guildford, U.K. The Perm refinery (left) has a crude capacity of 300,000 b/sd and over 40 different processes. The northwestern provinces of Russia represent the principal market outlets for more than 100 refined products from here. The Lukoil-Permnefteorgsintez (Perm refinery) successfully increased its production of unleaded gasoline by replacing the catalyst in its 15,000 b/sd naphtha reformer. Using UOP's S-12 hydrotreating catalyst and R-56 reforming catalyst, the Perm refi...

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