Mixed-distillate hydrotreating reduces costs

David J. Podratz Murphy Oil USA Inc. Meraux, La. Karl Kleemeier Murphy Oil USA Inc. El Dorado, Ark. William Jay Turner, Brian M. Moyse Haldor Topsoe Inc. Houston Feeds and products of MDH unit (Fig.1) [60,994 bytes] In its Meraux, La., refinery, Murphy Oil USA Inc. worked with Haldor Topsoe Inc. to increase the cycle lengths of Murphy Oil's mixed-distillate hydrotreating (MDH) unit by more than 42%. Reducing the pressure-drop buildup and catalyst-deactivation rate allowed increased cycle lengths. This particular Murphy Oil refinery processes low-sulfur diesel and fluid-catalytic cracking (FCC) feed in its MDH unit. Typically, middle dist...

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