Hydrofiner at an oil refinery

Hydrofiner at an oil refinery

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Caption: Oil refinery. This is the hydrofining area, where crude oil products are processed to remove any impurities, such as sulphur. This is a SCANfining unit, which uses a proprietary catalyst system developed by ExxonMobil, together with Akzo Nobel. SCANfining (Selective Cat Naphtha hydrofining) uses a catalyst called RT-225. It minimises hydrogenation of olefins. This preserves the octane rating of the final petrol or jet fuel products, and also reduces the consumption of hydrogen. Photographed at ExxonMobil's Fawley Oil Refinery, Hampshire, UK.

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