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  • in reply to: Cat Crackers in the USA #25176

    Jeff Pollard
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    Thanks for the feedback, Paul. I’ll check it out and probably buy yours. 🙂

    Regards,
    Jeff

  • in reply to: Cat Crackers in the USA #25174

    Jeff Pollard
    Participant

    Does anyone have a list of FCC units in the US or North America? If so, will you share it with me?

    Thanks,
    Jeff Pollard
    jeffp@filtroglobal.com
    (713) 489-7266 or
    (225) 288-8282

  • in reply to: Replacement screens for Reactoguard filters #11649

    Jeff Pollard
    Participant

    This is, or was, the name for RPA (formerly Ronningen-Petter) filter systems. These are banks of tubes mounted on manifolds that usually have a 3 or 4 valves to switch from filtering to backwashing. Similar to Nowata ProGuard and Durco built some of these in the past as well.

    And yes, these were primarily installed with wedgewire filter media.

    Thanks,
    Jeff

  • in reply to: HCGO quality #4435

    Jeff Pollard
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    Questions for you: 1) How many tubes and what is the micron rating of the elements in your Ronningen Petter filter? 2) What is the temperature and flow rate of liquid to this system?
    It would seem to me off the cuff that the current filter would backwash more frequently. You may want to shorten the time between backwashes to get a more consistent feed rate to the hydrocracker. But since your current filter normally needs 3-5 vessel volumes each to properly clean, you will have more backwash liquid to deal with.
    We are replacing such systems with gas-assisted backwash filters that use sintered powder media nominally rated in low single digits. Suggested operating temperature is between 450-550F. This should prevent the asphatenes from binding to the media.
    If there is consideration of replacing the current filter, we can provide lab analysis and a feasibility study. The initial capital costs are high by operating costs are minimal.

  • in reply to: HCGO quality #4436

    Jeff Pollard
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    Questions for you: 1) How many tubes and what is the micron rating of the elements in your Ronningen Petter filter? 2) What is the temperature and flow rate of liquid to this system?
    It would seem to me off the cuff that the current filter would backwash more frequently. You may want to shorten the time between backwashes to get a more consistent feed rate to the hydrocracker. But since your current filter normally needs 3-5 vessel volumes each to properly clean, you will have more backwash liquid to deal with.
    We are replacing such systems with gas-assisted backwash filters that use sintered powder media nominally rated in low single digits. Suggested operating temperature is between 450-550F. This should prevent the asphatenes from binding to the media.
    If there is consideration of replacing the current filter, we can provide lab analysis and a feasibility study. The initial capital costs are high by operating costs are minimal.

  • in reply to: Coker Gas Oil Filters #4887

    Jeff Pollard
    Participant

    [quote]Has your operating temperature changed? Plugging could be caused by asphaltene deposition if lower than 350F or coking if you are running over 600F. You also may need to have the elements professionally cleaned. I can send you some information on cleaning and companies that clean sintered metal filter media.

    Let me know if I can help.

    Best regards,
    Jeff [/quote]

  • in reply to: Catalyst Loss-leaks #7620

    Jeff Pollard
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    Pollard Industries, LLC and Dahlman have introduced a new Fourth Stage Seperator (FSS) design for the removal of catalyst fines from FCC Flue Gas coming from the 3rd Stage Seperator. Let me know if you need more details. Our number is 1-866-813-3507.
     
    Dahlman also has systems in operation filtering FCC Slurry Oil, and we have been working on applications for the filtration of feedstocks to hydrotreater and hydrocracker to prolong catalyst bed life.

  • in reply to: Catalyst Loss-leaks #7680

    Jeff Pollard
    Participant

    By the way, the previous post is from me- Jeff Pollard. jpollard@pollardindustries.com
     
    Sorry, I thought I was logged in.
     
    Jeff

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