Refinery Process Chemicals

Whether you need hydrogen sulfide scavengers, demulsifiers, or corrosion inhibitors, we provide a vast array of oil refinery chemicals to increase your productivity and efficiency.

Hydrogen Sulfide Scavengers

Hydrogen sulfide is a naturally occurring gas in many crude oils. It can also form during the refining process if sulfur-containing compounds in crude oils degrade at high temperatures. Refiners face significant safety, environmental, operational and compliance issues when hydrogen sulfide contamination occurs. Berryman is one of the largest suppliers of hydrogen sulfide scavengers in the world.

Our formulations are tested and approved by many third-party laboratories. We create numerous concentrations and can customize them with specific additives for your application.

Oil and Gas Demulsifier Chemicals/Desalters

Our oil and gas demulsifier solutions work in a wide range of crude APIs and desalter parameters.

Corrosion Inhibitor Solutions

Our corrosion inhibitor/filmer products form a stable film at high temperatures in the distillation column overhead. They protect systems in a wide range of pH fluctuations.

Overhead Corrosion Inhibitor Products

Our dew point neutralizers help protect the fractionating column’s overhead system from aqueous corrosion. This is done by maintaining a uniform pH profile from the dew point location to the overhead boot water section.

Finished Product Pipeline Corrosion Inhibitor Chemicals

Internal corrosion of fuel storage and distribution systems can cause a variety of issues, including:

  • Leaks in storage tank and pipelines
  • Fuel oil contamination
  • Filter blockages
  • Increased need for maintenance or parts replacement

Our corrosion inhibitor chemicals are surface-active molecules that attach themselves to metal surfaces. Then, the molecule’s oil-soluble tail creates a water-repellent layer over the metal, protecting it from corrosion.

Dispersant and Antifoulant Chemical Solutions

Refiners often face throughput limitations, loss of heat transfer and increase in pressure across the systems due to fouling caused by impurities.

Our specially formulated chemicals reduce fouling tendencies and in some cases disperse fouled substances to increase the unit run length and generate energy savings.

Anti-Foaming Agent

Foaming can reduce the throughput, whether it occurs in the crude unit, coker unit, sour gas stripper or propane deasphalting unit. Depending on the location of the foam, refiners may want to use a high or low-molecular-weight antifoam. In a coker unit a high-molecular-weight silicon fluid is more effective, while in a propane deasphalting unit, a low-molecular-weight product performs better.

We provide both silica-based (high molecular weight) and non-silica-based (low molecular weight) anti-foaming agent solutions for effectiveness in a variety of applications.

Tank Cleaning and Hydrocarbon Recovery Chemicals

Our hydrocarbon recovery and tank cleaning chemicals allow you to:

  • Maximize hydrocarbon recovery from crude sludge
  • Minimize sludge disposal hazards and environmental issues
  • Maximize tank storage with less turnaround and downtime than conventional methods

Nickel Passivation Chemicals for FCC Units

Hydrocarbons can deposit on catalysts in FCC units and form nickel oxide in the regenerator. In the riser section they may be reduced to metallic nickel, which catalyzes the dehydrogenation of hydrocarbons to form unwanted hydrogen and coke.

Our nickel passivation solutions immobilize nickel, which reduces its poisonous effect on expensive catalysts in the FCCU.

Flocculation Aids/Deoilers/Coagulants

Our oil refinery chemicals include deoiling polyelectrolytes, flocculants/settling aids and filtration aids for belt presses and other filters. We also manufacture organic coagulants to reduce sludge formation and dewatering aids for centrifuges and decanters.

Tankage Dehydration Chemicals

Berryman manufactures state-of-the-art tankage dehydration chemicals to combat issues such as:

  • Inconsistent raw crude quality in processing
  • Unattainable salt in the desalter
  • Poor water separation and oil in the brine
  • These chemicals help ensure smooth desalter operations, protect downstream units, minimize crude unit system upsets and reduce the cost of pollution.

Ethylene Production Chemicals

Ethylene forms an essential building block in the petrochemical industry and is among the most frequently produced organic chemicals. Our proprietary chemicals address the challenges that could reduce a petrochemical plant’s profitability, efficiency or reliability, from furnace issues to fractionation system slowdowns.

Our emulsion breakers, corrosion inhibitors and anti-polymerization chemicals extend the operational life of the caustic tower, quench and compressor systems to help ethylene plants further increase profits.

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