Hydrotreating Unionfining Processes by UOP

Application: Hydrodesulfurization, hydrodenitrogenation and hydrogenation of petroleum and chemical feedstocks using the UOP Unionfining processes.

Products: Ultra-low-sulfur diesel fuel; feed for catalytic reforming, FCC pretreat; upgrading distillates (higher cetane, lower aromatics); desulfurization, denitrogenation and demetallization of vacuum and atmospheric gas oils, coker gas oils and chemical feedstocks.

Description: Feed and hydrogen-rich gas are mixed, heated and contacted with regenerable catalyst (1). Reactor effluent is cooled and separated (2). Hydrogen-rich gas is recycled or used elsewhere. Liquid is stripped (3) to remove light components and remaining hydrogen sulfide, or fractionated for splitting into multiple products.

Operating conditions: Operating conditions depend on feedstock and desired level of impurities removal. Pressures range from 500 to 2,000 psi. Temperatures and space velocities are determined by process objectives.

Licensor: UOP.