Porocel

 

UltraCAT® Preactivation

 
  • Porocel’s UltraCAT® Preactivation technology converts metal oxides to metal sulfides that require no further activation in the unit, resulting in a fully preactivated catalyst.

 

  • UltraCAT makes your hydrotreating unit start-up simpler, faster, and safer than ever before!

 

  • UltraCAT HT is optimized for a broad range of hydrotreating catalysts:

 

o   Applicable on all hydrotreating applications, such as Naphtha, Kerosene, Gasoil, ULSD, FCC pretreat and Lube oil

o   Formulated to provide all the advantages of actiCAT Shield® (immediate introduction of cracked feeds following start-up)

 

 

  • UltraCAT technology offers many advantages compared to in-situ sulfiding activation, including:

 

 

In-Situ

UltraCAT®

Fastest and easiest start-ups

No

Yes

Exotherm during start-up

Yes

No

H2 make-up needed during start-up

Yes

No

H2S release during start-up

Yes

Minimal

Odor release from sulfiding agents

Potential

No

Handling of sulfiding agents

Yes

No

Metals reduction during activation

Potential

No

Temperature required for activation

650°F (345°C)

None

 
 
  • Porocel performs UltraCAT preactivation in Louisiana, Canada, Luxembourg and Singapore