Reduced Operating and Capital Expenses For Upgrading and Handling of Refinery Residues.

There has always been a desire to improve the profitability in refineries by upgrading residual materials. And now, with demand for fuel continuing to expand throughout the world, especially from emerging markets, upgrading residual material is more important than ever.

As light crude oil resources continue to decline, oil suppliers are shifting to heavy oil resources. These oil reserves have been largely untapped and can meet the world’s increasing demand. However, heavy crude oil is more difficult to refine and produces a large percentage of “bottom of the barrel” residue. 

Therefore finding efficient options for extracting the desirable fuels from the unwanted asphaltene material is becoming increasingly attractive economically. Not only does this reclaimed oil help meet demand, but improves profitability for refineries. 

LIST Dry Processing - Advanced technology for improved economics of refining heavier crude oils

LIST technology provides a new method for upgrading and handling the heavy oil residue. LIST systems effectively and efficiently separate the volatile, valuable materials from the asphaltene, pitch, bitumen, etc. using a devolatilization process. 

Many processors are using methods such as Coking, Solvent Deasphalting, Slurry Hydrocracking, Residue Hydrotreating, Resid FCC, and Visbreaking to upgrade residual oil. Although these options are the current standard, LIST technology provides a more efficient, effective and economic solution by enhancing all of these technologies. Our technologies can be applied to various steps in the Residual Oil Upgrading process.

The LIST Technology

  • Intensive Mixing & Kneading
  • Large Heat Exchange Surfaces
  • Effective Self-Cleaning
  • Large Working Volumes
  • High Torque Applications
  • Plug Flow