Today’s refining industry processes crude oils into transportation fuels, lubricants and other products, all while dealing with increasingly stringent environmental regulations. Our portfolio of refining technologies provides the most complete bottom-of-the-barrel upgrading solutions for our customers, including hydroprocessing, reformulated fuels and high octane blending components.
Our unique catalytic distillation processes combine reaction and fractionation in a single unit operation. These processes are applied in selective hydrogenation, hydrodesulfurization, alkylation and etherification. Current offerings from Chevron Lummus Global, our joint venture with Chevron, include hydrocracking, residuum hydrotreating, residuum hydrocracking and lubricants.
CB&I provides a fully-integrated package of advanced process technologies and a complete spectrum of engineering, procurement, fabrication and construction services for the refining industry. We offer solutions for clean fuels production, including low sulfur gasoline and diesel, to meet increasingly stringent environmental standards.
Residuum upgrading, or hydroconversion, involves hydrogen addition to residua from crude/vacuum distillation to produce low sulfur, higher-quality products. Chevron Lummus Global, a joint venture between CB&I and Chevron U.S.A., Inc., offers several proven technologies for resid upgrading.
CB&I has unique technology offerings for an integrated refining and petrochemical complex that provide the best technical and most economic solutions. The process scheme involves a center piece Indmax FCC unit integrated with ARDS for feed treating and metathesis for maximizing petrochemicals and/or high octane gasoline in the following way.
Propane and butane are excellent feedstocks for ethylene plants, producing valuable products such as hydrogen, propylene, butadiene in addition to ethylene. Propane and butane can also be upgraded to hydrogen and propylene or hydrogen and butylene/butadiene via on-purpose dehydrogenation in a plant using CB&I’s CATOFIN® and/or CATADIENE® technology.