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Refining processes

Refining processes


thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions has many years’ experience in the field of refining, i.e. starting with either atmospheric or vacuum distillation. In recent years various construction projects and revamps have been undertaken using either proprietary or third-party technology.

Within refining technologies, naphtha and middle distillate processing is one of the core competencies of tkIS’ refining technologies division. In the past few years numerous major projects (grassroots plants and revamps) have been executed. We use world-class technologies from different renowned licensors and catalyst producers in combination with our proprietary process technology and know-how.

Catalytic processing, ethers, other processes & offsites

Owing to our wealth of experience in the field of refining, we are familiar with most refinery processes, including catalytic processes such as catalytic reforming, hydrocracking, FCC, isomerization and alkylation as well as visbreaking, oil and residue gasification, gas processing/treatment and offsites such as utilities and tank farms.

In addition thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions licenses processes for the production of ethers such as MTBE, ETBE (including the conversion of existing MTBE plants to produce ETBE), TAME, TAEE and DME. We have completed a long list of projects with a wide variety of different requirements using proprietary know-how or technologies licensed from third parties or costumers. Proof enough of our long experience.

Our speciality:

  • Complete knowledge of all refining technologies from a single source
  • Process plants as well as offsites
  • Working with both proprietary and third-party technologies