Industrial, Refinery and Petrochemical

CORMETECH pioneered the use of SCR catalysts in refineries, and petrochemical and industrial plants in the late 80’ and early 90’s.  Our extensive knowledge and experience provides our customers with the most reliable solutions to their environmental challenges combined with unparalleled technical support and services.  CORMETECH SCR catalysts have been installed in over 200 refineries and industrial plants worldwide.

CORMETECH’s highly engineered catalyst solutions are custom designed for each application to provide the highest level of quality and reliability in the industry.   The flue gas source, contaminants, particulate load, and performance requirements (NOx and or CO removal rates, ammonia slip, catalyst life, space limitations, etc.) are all evaluated on a case by case basis. For example, for fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) units in refineries, particulate fouling is a primary consideration.  Chrome deposition and fouling is a major design consideration in ethylene and hydrogen production in petrochemical plants and refineries.  And finally, high levels of NOx combined with high removal efficiencies provide the challenge in nylon 6 resin production plants.  Some examples of the range of the applications in each market segment is provided below.

Petrochemical downstream plant at Rayong, Thailand during twilight time
Cellulose factory with logs in front by the sunset
Refinery applications include:

  • Fired heaters for steam reforming of natural gas to produce hydrogen
  • Regeneration off gas from Fluid Catalyst Crackers.
  • Process heaters for Cokers, Reformers, Alkylation Units etc.
  • Steam boilers
  • Co-Generation Units
Petrochemical Plants:

  • Olefins production
  • Aromatics production
  • Carbon Black
  • PVC,
  • Coatings
  • Resins
  • Bio fuels
Industrial Applications include:
  • Cement
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Nitric Acid
  • Nitrogen based fertilizers
  • Steel
  • Pulp and Paper
  • Furniture Manufacture
  • Packaging


A large, modern petrochemical plant at dusk in industrial district near Rotterdam, Netherlands, Benelux, Europe. Many chimneys, tanks, distillation towers and other installations are visible against blue sky. 50 megapixel HDR image taken with Canon EOS 5Ds, digital blending technique, long exposure with tripod.