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TEXAS REFINER CHOOSES MERICHEM TECHNOLOGIES FOR TIER III TREATING

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Merichem Company has completed a Process Engineering Package for a major Texas refiner to decrease sulfur in their Light Cat Naptha stream to meet Tier 3 gasoline standards of 10 ppm effective January 1, 2017. This approach illustrates a proven cost effective solution to remove sulfur compounds from naptha or butane streams to meet the more stringent Tier 3 gasoline product specifications. Merichem’s technologies, THIOLEX™ and REGEN™, were chosen to extract mercaptans from the refinery feed stocks. These technologies utilize Merichem’s non-dispersive, highly efficient FIBER FILM™ Contactor technology to facilitate caustic-hydrocarbon contact to reduce sulfur and COS.”  

FIBER FILM Contactor based processes have been licensed worldwide and successfully applied to treating problems throughout the hydrocarbon processing industry. One of the most common applications for FIBER FILM Contactors is in caustic treatment, an essential part of hydrocarbon processing for LPG and jet fuel impurity removal.  

The highly effective FIBER FILM technologies, coupled with modules that are easy to install, cost-effective, and quick to market, make Merichem the refiners’ choice for caustic, amine and acid treating processes.

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