Refining

GTC offers a wide range of technologies to address specific refining problems, from benzene management and sulfur reduction to boosting octane. Our technologies coupled with extensive experience maximizing distillation hardware performance allows us to offer unique solutions to address difficult design and operating problems.

Light Naphtha Isomerization

Isomalk-2℠ is a broad range isomerization technology developed by NPP Neftehim, which has been commercially proven in various regions across the world. This flexible process utilizes a robust platinum-based mixed oxide catalyst SI-2 that works effectively at low temperatures, while delivering greater stability against the influence of catalyst poisons. Isomalk-2 is a competitive alternative to the three most commonly used light gasoline isomerization processes: zeolite, chlorinated alumina and sulfated oxide catalysts. Full range octane configurations of this technology have been demonstrated in grassroots and revamp units.

Desulfurization Technology

GT-BTX PluS℠ is GTC’s desulfurization technology that accomplishes desulfurization of FCC gasoline with no octane loss and decreased hydrogen consumption by using a proprietary solvent in an extractive-distillation system. This process also recovers valuable aromatics compounds, which can be used as petrochemical feedstock.

Benzene Saturation

GT-BenZap® is GTC’s benzene saturation technology that allows refiners to achieve the upcoming benzene limit required by EPA’s regulations under Mobile Sources Air Toxics Phase 2 (MSAT2). Benzene saturation is applied when the logistics of benzene recovery and production are unfavorable, or where the economy of scale for benzene production is not sufficient.