Hydrotreating is an established refinery process for reducing sulfur, nitrogen and aromatics while enhancing cetane/octane number, density and smoke point. In the hydrotreating process, oil fractions are reacted with hydrogen in the presence of a catalyst to produce high-value clean products. For the production of e.g. ultra-low-sulfur diesel ( temperatures usually range between 350 and 390° C, pressures between 60 and 90 bara. The heart of every hydrotreating process is the reactor section, which features a high-pressure reactor vessel, proprietary catalyst and reactor internals technology.

 

Demanding process requirements

The compressor solution from Burckhardt Compression is designed to fully comply with the demanding process requirements of the applied hydrogen recycle and hydrogen makeup compressors. As a compressor OEM with more than 170 years of experience we have been setting standards for leading valves and sealing technology. With our broad in-house expertise we are able to select the ideal components for longest mean time between overhaul (MTBO) of your hydrotreating recycle compressor solutions. This results in maximized uptime of the hydrotreating plant and maximized refinery yields.