Process Technologies

Proprietary Supply (Integrated Refining & Petrochemical Production)

Lummus Technology supports our petrochemical and refining technologies with a variety of engineered products that facilitate conversion, enhance productivity and lower production cost. Our proprietary offerings include:

  • Catalysts for petrochemical, polymer and refining processes
  • Heat transfer equipment, including fired process heaters, ethylene furnaces and heat exchangers
  • Specialized internals for fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) units
  • Modular pressure swing adsorption (PSA) gas separation units

Micro-Jet™ Plus Feed Injectors

Designed with the optimal angle, correct exit velocities and thorough feed/catalyst contact necessary to maximize the performance of the unit, they achieve superior yields of valuable light products when replacing conventional injectors.

ModGrid® Stripper Internals

Our innovative ModGrid® catalyst stripper is a novel hardware design commercially proven to increase unit profitability and a reliable solution for all modes of operation.

RTD – Direct Coupled Cyclones

Used in both grassroots and revamp applications our Reaction Termination Device (RTD), incorporates our proprietary Direct-Coupled Cyclone technology, and is critical in preserving the yields of gasoline and light olefins by terminating the reactions at the end of the reactor riser.

MSO™ Air Distributor

Our air distributors, which include the unique Multi-Stage Orifice (MSO™) nozzle, are designed to provide ultra-stable flow. Through extensive CFD modeling, we have identified the erosion mechanisms often seen in conventional borda tube nozzles.

HELIXCHANGER® Heat Exchanger

Leveraging our industry-proven, enhanced heat transfer technology, the HELIXCHANGER heat exchanger provides solutions to common issues such as shell-side fouling, high-pressure drop and vibration. In the HELIXCHANGER heat exchanger, quadrant shaped baffle plates are placed at an angle to the tube axis in a sequential arrangement to create a helical flow pattern. Installed in refining, power and petrochemical facilities worldwide, our heat exchanger technology offers a lower life-cycle-cost solution for extending the operating period between cleaning campaigns of crude preheat exchangers, reducing capital costs in a petrochemical plant and improving energy-efficiency of feed/effluent towers.