Penex process

Penex process

[′pe‚neks ‚prä·səs]
(chemical engineering)
A continuous, nonregenerative petroleum-refinery process for isomerization of C5 or C6 fractions in the presence of hydrogen and a platinum catalyst.
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Perklone EXT is required by UOP Penex Process and CCR Platforming Process for Refining Petrochemicals and Naphtha Isomerization.
PRL will use Honeywell s UOP Penex process technology to produce isomerate, a high-value gasoline blending component.
UOP's Penex process upgrades light naphtha components to high octane motor gasoline blend stocks, and is now being used at more than 120 refineries worldwide.
As gasoline production evolves to meet new and more stringent product specifications, UOP's Penex process allows refiners to upgrade light naphtha feedstock to produce isomerate, a gasoline blend-stock which does not contain benzene, aromatics or olefins.
The Penex process produces premium isomerate, a high-octane gasoline blending component, from light naphtha for the production of ultra-clean gasoline.
The Penex process produces high octane gasoline blending components from light naphtha.