Caustic Treating Technology Clears Path to Profitability
Sour, light crude oils contain volatile sulfur compounds, including H2S and mercaptans. Because these compounds pose safety and environmental risks, many countries prohibit their storage or impose severe requirements on certain means of transport, like pipelines or waterborne vessels. Merichem’s NAPFINING™ and MERICAT™ technologies that include FIBER FILM® Contactors have helped facilities cost-effectively remove these compounds while deftly avoiding the pitfalls of conventional processes. In fact, we were able to help one refiner in Kazakhstan treat 11.5 thousand tons of crude per day.