Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel (ULSD) Process by Haldor

Application: Topsøe ULSD process is designed to produce ultra-low-sulfur diesel (ULSD) (5–50 wppm S) from cracked and straight-run distillates. By selecting the proper catalyst and operating conditions, the process can be designed to produce 5 wppm S diesel at low reactor pressures (<500 psig) or at higher reactor pressure when products with improved density, cetane, and polyaromatics are required.

Description: Topsøe ULSD process is a hydrotreating process that combines Topsøe’s understanding of deep-desulfurization kinetics, high-activity catalyst, state-of-the-art reactor internal, and engineering expertise in the design of new and revamped ULSD units. The ULSD process can be applied over a very wide range of reactor pressures.

Our highest activity BRIM catalyst is specifically formulated with high-desulfurization activity and stability at low reactor pressure (~ 500 psig) to produce 5 wppm diesel. This catalyst is suitable for revamping existing low-pressure hydrotreaters or in new units when minimizing hydrogen consumption.

The highest activity BRIM catalyst is suitable at higher pressure when secondary objectives such as cetane improvement and density reduction are required. Topsøe offers a wide range of engineering deliverables to meet the needs of the refiners. Our offerings include process scoping study, reactor design package, process design package, or engineering design package.

Licensor: Haldor Topsøe A/S.