Purchase state-of-the-art catalysts created and developed in the research centers of our international partners Petrobras and Albemarle Corporation.
We have international know-how in projects and definition of appropriate solutions for every application and we develop catalysts capable of enhancing the units’ performance. Our excellence is based on the advanced chemical characterization of the processed loads, tests in pilot plants and on the intense work of the Technical Services with the customers.
During the last decade, significant changes occurred in the process of FCC. The introduction of improvements in the area of projects, such as the new types of load injectors, lower catalyst/load contact time and rectifiers with greater efficiency, besides the inferior quality of the utilized loads, became decisive factors for the survey and implementation of a new catalyst technology able to allow the appropriate response of our products to refiners. The changes in the projects and in the loads led to a new control stage, where the diffusion (entry and exit) of the hydrocarbon molecules to the existent acid sites (accessibility) gained an importance much greater than the acid sites present in the catalysts. The new technology developed by our group exploits the concept of Accessibility to the maximum.
By virtue thereof, Fábrica Carioca de Catalisadores S.A. and Albemarle Corporation today own technologies such as Jade and Topaz, which perfectly meet the demand for high diffuseness catalytic systems, by means of catalyst families that grant greater accessibility to the catalyst microspheres, thus making the diffusion of high complexity degree molecules present in FCC loads easier.
Fábrica Carioca de Catalisadores S.A. is an international technology company that produces and provides solutions in catalysts and additives for the oil refinning industry.
As a joint venture, FCC S.A. joins the tradition and know-how of two world giants of the oil and petrochemical areas – Petrobras and Albemarle Corporation.