July 2015

Special Report: Refinery of the Future

Turning a Tier 3 profit

The continued reduction in refined product sulfur specifications has revolutionized the industry’s landscape over the last decade, increasing the importance of hydrotreating solutions.

Esteban, J., Criterion Catalysts and Technologies; Hartman, M., Marathon Petroleum Co.

In the highly competitive refining market, profitability is not a benefit of successful business, but rather a necessity for sustainable business. Profitable solutions and technologies are inherent to a refiner’s success, providing the driving force to transition from survival in tough markets to thriving sustainable development. The hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI) faces threats on many fronts that challenge profit margins and business development. Growth in challenging crude oil and products markets requires the careful application of best practices for asset utilization and strong technical solutions to adapt to changing constraints. Environmental regulations have made it incre

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