PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y., June 4, 2010 - Pall Corporation, a global leader in filtration, separation and purification, presented a joint technical paper with BP Oil at the 4th Asia Bottom of the Barrel Technology Conference (BBTC) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on May 19, 2010. The paper addressed the use of advanced filtration and separations technology to meet the stringent new Asian clean fuels specifications.
Titled Cost-Effective High-Efficiency Filtration and Separation Solutions for Hydrotreatment (HDT) and Hydrodesulfurization (HDS) Clean Fuels Revamps, the paper presented best practices for filtration and separation in gas oil/cycle oil and naphtha hydrotreater applications. It cited specific experiences from BP’s Kwinana, Australia, clean fuel revamp using Pall’s high-efficiency coalescer technology.
“Pall’s liquid-gas and liquid-liquid coalescers were utilized at the Kwinana refinery to ensure that product quality specifications were met and HDS and HDT reliability were maintained while increasing hydroprocessing unit capacity,” said Greg Collins, senior corporate vice president at Pall. “The Pall upgrade enabled BP to meet tighter clean fuels standards and de-bottleneck the unit cost effectively.”
The paper, the third joint presentation by Pall and BP, also highlighted the importance of selecting appropriate filtration and separations equipment to either revamp current hydroprocessing units or when installing new hydrotreating capacity in order to meet the fast approaching Asian clean fuels requirements for light transportation fuels.
“The organizers of Asia BBTC, Euro Petroleum Consultants, are very pleased to have the continuing support of Pall and BP for this important Asian event,” said Colin Chapman, president of Euro Petroleum Consultants. “Their extensive experience in other regions where ‘clean fuels’ have already been implemented are of great benefit for the Asian refiners, licensors and engineering companies who attended Asia BBTC 2010.”
Asia BBTC showcased the latest economic and technology developments for upgrading crude oil residues including the modernization of existing facilities, new equipment and catalyst innovations. To learn more about BBTC, visit www.europetro.com .
About Pall Energy
Pall’s Energy group provides filtration and separation technologies for the oil and gas industry, petroleum refineries, power production, transmission, and distribution, alternative and renewable energy, chemical and petrochemical plants, and polymer producers. The company's products and services enable customers to reduce the total cost of ownership and increase output while meeting regulatory requirements. Pall's solutions help to ensure product quality and protect consumers while lowering operating costs and minimizing waste. They also enable the production of clean, sustainable energy, and water recycling and reuse. For more information, visit www.pall.com.
About Pall Corporation
Pall Corporation (NYSE: PLL) is a filtration, separation and purification leader providing Total Fluid ManagementSM solutions to meet the critical needs of customers in biopharmaceutical; hospital, transfusion and veterinary medicine; energy and alternative energy; electronics; municipal and industrial water; aerospace; transportation and broad industrial markets. Together with our customers, we foster health, safety and environmentally responsible technologies. The company's engineered solutions enable process and product innovation and minimize emissions and waste. Pall Corporation, with total revenues of $2.3 billion for fiscal 2009, is an S&P 500 company with more than 10,000 employees serving customers worldwide. Pall has been named a top "green company" by Newsweek magazine. To see how Pall is helping enable a greener and more sustainable future, visit www.pall.com.