How to determine catalyst loss in FCC reactor or FCC regenerator cyclones: A case study

Posted by Nicola Porter

Jan 5, 2017 11:09:32 AM

The loss of catalyst through reactor or regenerator cyclones is a fairly common problem. Identifying the reason for the loss is often difficult.

In this latest blog, Tracerco, part of Johnson Matthey Plc, discusses how a Tru-Scan™ can be a powerful tool for gathering much needed information regarding the loss of catalyst.

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The top three questions we are asked about a Tracerco Diagnostics™ FCCU study

Posted by Callum Grieves

Aug 26, 2016 8:56:37 AM


A Tracerco Diagnostics™ FCCU study allows refiners to identify operational and mechanical issues while the Fluid Catalytic Cracking Unit is still online. The use of Tracerco’s sophisticated scanning and tracer technologies allows refiners to improve productivity, maximise throughput, and plan any maintenance effectively. The insight provided from the study will lead to greater unit efficiency and higher profitability across the units run cycle. In this blog post we will discuss the top three questions we are asked with regard to a Tracerco Diagnostics™ FCCU study. 

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Topics: FCCU, fcc unit, fcc riser, fcc process, fccu studies, fcc diagnostics, fcc cracking, fcc troubleshooting, fcc unit process, fccu unit refinery, Process Diagnostics, tracerco diagnostics, fluid catalytic cracking unit, fluid catalytic cracking diagnostics, fluid catalytic cracking services, plant processing

How to identify deposits inside the riser of a FCCU

Posted by Nicola Porter

Aug 15, 2016 8:34:26 AM

In FCC Units (Fluidised Catalyst Cracking Units), the atmospheric residue from the distillation is cracked to LPG, naptha and other components. This sometimes leads to “invisible” deposits inside the riser.

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Topics: Process Diagnostics, optimising plant processing, optimising plant production, Process Diagnostics Technology, plant processing, process diagnostics technologies, tracerco diagnostics, Catalytic cracking, cracking unit, fcc, fcc cracking, fcc diagnostics, fcc riser, fcc process, fcc troubleshooting, fccu process, fcc unit, fcc units, fcc unit process, fccu studies, fccu unit refinery, fluid catalytic cracking diagnostics, fluid catalytic cracking services, fluid catalytic cracking unit

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