Improve your profitability and increase the blend quality of your gasoline ISOALKY™ Alkylation Process Solution
The ISOALKY process solution offers refiners the ability to produce alkylate using a specialized ionic liquid catalyst that simplifies handling procedures and provides comparable process and economic performance to conventional liquid or solid acid catalysts. The alkylation process upgrades low-value refinery butanes and olefins to a high-value blend component which helps to offset combinations of gasoline pool vapor pressure, sulfur, octane, aromatic, and olefin content limitations present in today’s gasoline pool. The technology is backed by 80 years of innovation in alkylation by Honeywell UOP and an alliance with one of the world’s leading integrated energy companies.
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Key features and benefits include:
UOP HF Alkylation
The UOP HF Alkylation direct alkylation process catalytically combines light olefins such as propylene, butylene or amylene with isobutane to increase their value and make an environmentally sound alkylate product for high-octane gasoline blending. UOP technology offers:
Indirect Alkylation Additionally, UOP offers an indirect alkylation process that improves gasoline blend quality by producing a clean-burning, mid-boiling-range iso-paraffin alkylate which is a high octane, low RVP, low sulfur with no olefins or aromatics blend component. The UOP InAlk™ process uses standard hydrocarbon processing technology and catalysts, offering the flexibility to meet your operation’s objectives. Isobutane Production For the production of isobutane, a primary feedstock for the alkylation process, the UOP Butamer™ process is a highly efficient and low-cost solution. With the increased penetration of ethanol into the overall gasoline blend pool, there will be an increased need for alkylate and, as a result, a focus on economic in situ routes for producing isobutane to feed the alkylation process. A continuous development program aimed at improving the design, operating, and catalyst employed in this process has positioned this process to meet the future needs of gasoline focused refiners. Contact us for more information.