Use of cracked stocked for fresh sulfided catalyst

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      Nasir Hussain

      When to introduce the cracked stock in the newly/freshly activated/sulfided catalyst and why we are not introducing immediately after sulfiding the hydrotreating catalyst?

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      As the freshly sulfided catalyst is hyperactive. The cracked stack contains high concentrations of olefins, diolefins and aromatics which are hydrogen deficient. In the presence of Hydrogen, reactions rates can be very fast consuming more hydrogen. High consumption of hydrogen will lead to localized starvation of hydrogen and hence at the end coke formation at the catalyst.
      So it is better, not to introduce cracked stock at least within the first three days.
      But there are some chemicals in the market like Acticat Shield which can reduce the hyperactivity of the catalyst by providing protective layer. Further details can be found at https://www.porocel.com/71-acticatshield/

      Best Regards,
      Nasir Hussain
      Hydrotreating Process Engineer

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