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Shell Filter Trays Vital To On-stream Streak Case Study

Combat both pressure drop build-up and residual non-filterable dissolved iron.

The Diagnosis

Located in Martinez, California, the Shell Refinery supplies the West and Northern Midwest regions with gasoline and various petroleum products. Recently, the refinery experienced pressure drop build-up. This inhibited reactor performance as non-filterable dissolved iron was present in the CFH feedstock.

The Discovery

Updating the reactor internals with Shell Trays contributed to:

  • Increased days on-stream
  • Improved product quality and consistent production
  • Enhanced refinery safety


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