KBR has a long history in the development of a variety of technology solutions for the petrochemicals market. We offer our customers several licensed technologies and comprehensive licensor services such as feasibility studies, basic engineering design, field services, and technical support. As a leading global engineering, construction and services company, KBR has full capabilities to provide specialized engineering, procurement, and construction services for the life cycle of your project. Our unique and extensive experience also qualifies us to commercialize developmental, first-of-a-kind, and specialty chemicals projects.
KBR offers proprietary technologies for license to the chemical industry including phenol, NExOCTANE™, Advanced Transalkylation, Ole-SIV and C4AC. Our portfolio includes best-in-class process technologies that are either KBR proprietary, third-party owned, or co-developed with others and available for license through KBR.
Safe, reliable and low cost production of phenol, backed by over 50 years of experience
High quality iso-octane motor gasoline blendstock through Neste Oil's isobutylene dimerization process
Best-in-class transalkylation catalyst technology to convert low value-added volatile elements such as Toluene, C9+Aromatics to basic emulsion raw material called Xylene, which can be widely used for synthetic fabrics and solvent. ATA catalyst has wide range of feedstock flexibility for Toluene and C9+ aromatics and more than 6 years of long catalyst life. It can also enhance productivity such as higher yield and lower operating cost due to strong catalyst activity and lower temperature reaction.
C4 Acetylenes in raw C4 feeds to BEUs (Butadiene Extraction Units) cause severe fouling problems in EDCs (Extractive Distillation Column) resulting in frequent plant shutdowns and additional 1,3-Butadiene loss from the Vinyl Acetylene stream flowing to the fuel gas pool. SK-KBR Technologies provides a C4AC technology to remove C4 Acetylenes in raw C4s through selective hydrogenation. The conversion of C4 Acetylenes eliminates fouling in the EDCs and helps to increase 1,3-Butadiene yield (by 2-3%) and reduce energy consumption (by up to 20%).
Butene-1 production normally requires two very large fractionation columns and significant amounts of energy to achieve desired separation due to similar boiling points. SK-KBR Technologies provides a novel adsorption/desorption process, Ole-SIV, for the economic recovery of Butene-1 from mixed C4 streams. The Ole-SIV technology can significantly reduce total investment cost (by up to 30%) and energy consumption (by 20-40%) over conventional fractionation systems.