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The Diagnosis

Fouling is a key issue affecting the reliability of hydroprocessing reactors. When left unchecked, it can contribute to:

  • Short run lengths
  • Unplanned downtime costs
  • Unused catalyst activity
  • Increased maintenance
  • Lost revenue

The Discovery

Leveraging Shell Reactor Internals, operators have transformed refinery economics and experienced:

  • Increased cycle life
  • Processing of higher-margin feed
  • Improved product quality and yields
  • Enhanced safety