HYDROTREATING OPTIMIZATION-1 REFINER CONDUCTS FULL SCALE VGO HYDROTREATING STUDY

Charles F. LeRoy, Michael J. Hanshaw, Steven M. Fischer, Tariq Malik, Randall R. Kooiman Champlin Refining & Chemicals Inc. Corpus Christi, Tex. Champlin Refining & Chemicals Inc. is systematically improving its hydrotreating operation through a program of research and commercial unit testing. The program is helping Champlin learn to optimize catalyst deactivation rates and run lengths by altering heavy vacuum gas oil (HVGO) cutpoint, unit severities, temperature management approach, and other

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