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Long operating cycles and reduced solid waste
Unlike traditional clay treating processes, the Olgonesm services process uses a proprietary catalyst to achieve typical cycle lengths 4 to 6 times that of clay. This means reduced generation of spent clay. Olgone services technology reduced clay waste in an ExxonMobil facility by 85% per year.
Capital savings: retrofit or grassroots
The long operating cycles of the Olgone process can translate into savings, as fewer treater change-outs bring lower clay costs. In some cases, Olgone's longer cycle length can allow a producer limited by clay treatment capacity to avoid installing additional clay treaters altogether. In grassroots applications, treater vessels can be smaller for reduced capital costs. Other benefits include:
Simple fixed-bed process
The process flow (below) shows where the Olgone process would be applied in a typical aromatics plant. The process, like clay treating, generates some heavy materials that must be removed via fractionation. As a result, it is installed upstream of fractionation so that these by-products can be removed from the process.