Everyone knows that downtime costs money. But consider what diminished throughput can cost over the course of a production cycle. This is where our solutions have really opened industry eyes.
Ponder this hypothetical scenario. In a unit that ideally generates $1 million a day, a reactor goes down every year for a turnaround that takes ten days. That’s $10 million in lost productivity, just for starters. But this unit also has a foulant problem that chokes average throughput by 10 percent—a less obvious but far more costly problem. So, in addition to the $10 million turnaround, the unit’s productivity is coming up short by $100,000 a day for each of the 355 days it’s running—that’s $35.5 million a year the refinery isn’t earning, and a total of up to $45.5 million a year lost to poor performance.
If you were to do that same math for your own reactor, you may find that scenario not to be so hypothetical after all. It is a fact that our solutions have extended cycle lengths and improved throughput—not only stopping the loss by reducing turnarounds and downtime, but also reclaiming previously untapped profitability. Think about the value of just one day of added runtime. Now, what would be the value of twice your current cycle length, or more?
In refinery after refinery, Crystaphase CatTrap® technology has been proven the most effective solution to pressure drop problems. Its internal filtration design alone can help extend cycle length. By developing a system targeted to your particular requirements, we can take your reactor’s performance even further. Our product’s space efficiency means more room—either for more catalyst or for more filtration capacity, which means extending run time further still. And with ActiPhase® active filtration materials in the mix, you could see reactor throughput like never before.
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