Moisture Monitoring for Refinery Recycle Gas & Plant Start-up - Oil, Gas & Refineries - Refineries

Optimal performance of petrochemical reforming catalysts depends upon maintaining an optimal moisture / chloride ratio within the reforming reactor. When moisture and chloride are out of balance, catalysts suffer from higher deactivation rates and decreased yields. The cost of inadequately controlling the moisture / chloride ratio can be very high in terms of yield losses, off-spec product, increased catalyst regeneration , early catalyst replacement , processing upsets and / or increased downtime.