Shell Catalysts & Technologies is a global leader in hydrotreating catalysts and has a track record that stretches back when the technology was first invented. Our catalysts can be found in about 850 hydrotreating units around the world, and are used for product quality upgrading and hydrocracker pretreatment.
We work closely with refiners with recommendations on their selection of the most appropriate hydrocracking and pretreatment catalysts. This involves a detailed analysis in which reference will be made to feedstock quality; the desired product slate; the design of the hydrocracker and its normal operating regime; the amount of hydrogen available; and the target cycle length. Process modeling and pilot plant trials are part of the toolbox used to pinpoint the best catalysts for individual hydrocrackers and also to develop the most effective unit operating strategy.
As hydrocracking replaces fluidised catalytic cracking as the refinery conversion process of choice, Shell Catalysts & Technologies offers a broad range of zeolite catalysts to satisfy a variety of refinery hydrocracking objectives. We also provide the pretreatment catalysts that are vital to preserving the function of the main cracking catalysts.
Our hydrocracking technology and expertise offer a range of commercial benefits, such as technical services and advice on unit optimisation that help refiners to meet fluctuating market demands and changing legislation. Additionally, Shell Catalysts & Technologies provides access to catalysts that are designed to provide improvements in yield and stability with activity advantages as well as integrated life-cycle catalyst services and advice.