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Catalyst Unloading - CARBODUMP

CARBODUMP® technology deagglomerates catalyst particles joined together by coke or other sticky matter through the adapted use of CO2 cartridges. A rapid expansion of CO2 gas in the clumps of agglomerated catalyst cause the particles to separate. CARBODUMP® is safer, more efficient, and less time consuming than traditional deagglomeration techniques such as jackhammers or explosives.

CARBODUMP® brings key improvements in catalyst unloading:

  • Improved safety: minimize or eliminate inert entry
  • Faster unloading: Clumped catalyst particles are deagglomerated and gravity discharged via dump nozzles
  • Preserves catalyst: Maximizes catalyst recovery for regeneration

Petroval possesses the exclusive licensee from Eurecat for the CARBODUMP®.