JETTISON Solids Release Agent Improved FCC Unit Operations

Location: US refinery

A refinery operator had been experiencing high expander vibrations on their fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) unit due to fouling of the expander blades. The expander had to be cleaned about every six weeks, resulting in loss of FCC and refinery throughput. The refinery team believed that fouling of the expander blades was a result of high iron levels on their catalyst.

The refinery operators asked Baker Hughes to help reduce the marginal iron (iron added to the catalyst) from the feedstock. The local Baker Hughes refinery support team worked with Baker Hughes technology experts to develop the most effective solution for this problem. After several meetings with the customer, an action plan was developed to implement a customized JETTISON™ solids release agent (SRA) program. After the chemical treatment was initiated, optimization of the program to obtain maximum performance was designed, approved, and executed.

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