As ESG (environmental, societal, and governance) emphasis increases, refineries must evaluate all possible options to improve operations. Flex is a proven sulfur treatment solution.
Hydroprocessing fleets are aging and energy-intensive
Increased sulfur regulations, pressure to decrease carbon-intensity of operations, and the operational reality of needing to replace hydroprocessing plants has refineries looking to Flex as a sulfur solution that achieves results with lower GHG emissions and less cost.
Flex Desulfurization: Multiple options for refineries
Bolt-on to treat bottoms
Use Flex as a frontend bolt-on to accommodate a heavier crude slate while reducing overall plant GHG emissions
Place Flex units after the atmospheric or vacuum resid towers to reduce process intensity in downstream units
Enable heavy fuel treatment
Position Flex to treat heavy fuel products such as marine fuels and fuel oils while reducing total refinery hydrogen use
Flex desulfurization is more efficient at hydrogen utilization than high-temperature hydroprocessing units.
A smarter solution, economically and environmentally
Auterra’s Flex improves hydrogen supply utilization, lowers overall process intensity and GHG emissions, enables treatment of heavier crude slates at lower cost, and improves ESG compliance — all at a fraction of the capital and operating costs of building new a hydroprocessing plant.
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Auterra can meet your application needs
Auterra’s Flex technology can be adapted for a variety of applications and environments. Get in touch with us to discuss your specific application needs and design a solution that fits.