Catalyst Services - Criterion
CRI-Criterion developed the actiCAT Ex-situ Presulfurization process in the early 1990’s in order to provide refining customers with a faster and easier start-up of hydrotreating catalysts that also achieved maximum performance from the catalyst. Criterion licensed the actiCAT technology to Porocel Industries in 2004. Criterion continues to offer the actiCAT service from its manufacturing plant in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada. Porocel offers the actiCAT service from their plants in Lafayette, Louisiana; Rodange, Luxembourg; and Singapore.
There are 4 versions of actiCAT:
- actiCAT-HT - for all NiMo and CoMo on alumina used in hydrotreating applications.
- actiCAT-HC - for NiW catalysts, generally used in hydrocracking operations.
- actiCAT-TG - for the CoMo on alumina catalysts used in tail gas applications.
- actiCAT-PG - for CRI Kataleuna catalysts used in pygas applications.