Wouldn’t it be efficient to let your operators focus on refining oil and your engineers on improvement projects? Rather than having them spend their time on activating catalyst and on dealing with the resulting problems? With the TOTSUCAT® EZload® activation process, your hydrotreating or hydrocracking catalyst will be delivered ready-to-use. You can start it up without in situ activation, fast and fail-proof. Conventional TOTSUCAT®, as well as presulfurized catalysts, are classified as self-heating and must be transported in UN drums or rental bins. EURECAT’s revolutionary EZload® coating overcomes this issue and allows TOTSUCAT® catalyst to be transported in normal big bags without the self-heating classification. TOTSUCAT® EZload® keeps it cool and can be loaded in air just like an oxidic catalyst. The EZload® coating also eliminates the formation of carcinogenic catalyst dust during the loading.
Albemarle has lots of experience applying TOTSUCAT® on our STARS® and non-STARS® catalysts. It greatly simplifies the start-up of a hydrotreater, and reduces several risks and costs. Having a non self-heating TOTSUCAT® in big bags is a welcome improvement and we are looking forward to its introduction on the market.
Using TOTSUCAT® catalyst shortens our startup time significantly thus allowing us to produce on spec product faster. Furthermore it prevents the testing of the high H2S gas which is a serious safety risk. We are extremely happy with the TOTSUCAT® catalyst.
The ready-to-use version is a very useful option to our catalysts portfolio. Axens has delivered thousands of tons of TOTSUCAT® catalysts in Hydroprocessing applications from Naphtha HDT to Hydrocracking and supervised loadings, start-ups and operation. We are glad to hear about the new EZload® that can be loaded without nitrogen backup. It provides enhanced HSE protection for all personnel involved.