The unit is operating, but your question is whether it is attaining optimal performance and, if not, why not? What now?Learn More
Selecting the right catalyst is a challenge and writing an incomplete RFQ is a recipe for disaster. Optimal unit performance starts with writing a correct and complete enquiry.Learn More
You want to develop valuable solutions to real problems. You set clear goals for R&D based on a thorough understanding of the market and its requirementsLearn More
You need to manufacture catalysts and want to use a new plant or production line, improve the quality, or reduce costs. The key question is: how?Learn More
Considering all aspects of catalyst selection, reactor loading and start-up enables optimisation of the catalytic unit performance, minimising energy consumption and reducing waste generation.
During the cycle it is important to monitor the performance and to assess whether the catalyst / unit will meet the desired cycle length and what more can be done to fully exploit its potential.
If unit performance is below expectation, Catalyst Intelligence can assist in finding the root cause, developing the remedial action plan and, if necessary, dispute resolution with the catalyst supplier or service provider.
Catalyst Intelligence also conducts confidential single-client studies of projects related to R&D efficiency, new technology, manufacturing, sourcing raw materials and catalyst market research.
When dealing with a multi-facetted project such as catalyst selection, performance testing, R&D efficiency and manufacturing improvement, it is important to be able to develop a comprehensive overview of all factors affecting the final outcome.Catalyst Intelligence will ensure that all relevant aspects of the project are considered, to provide optimal conditions for a successful decision and a profitable and sustainable outcome.
Most catalyst information resides with catalyst manufacturers or catalyst service providers and they will make some of that information available in support of their sales projects. Due to its independence, Catalyst Intelligence can help separate facts from fiction, ask the pertinent questions and allow an informed decision based on objective criteria. Catalyst Intelligence can also assist in setting up a sampling and analysis plan, an equipment inspection or a performance test run, to ensure that deliveries are in line with supplier offers.
Any information shared between clients and Catalyst Intelligence is confidential unless agreed otherwise in writing. At the start of a project the client and Catalyst Intelligence will sign a service agreement specifying the scope of the project and the data protection and non-disclosure agreement. It is understood that Catalyst Intelligence will not disclose to third parties the names of its clients or the scope of the projects in which it is involved.
Prior to founding Catalyst Intelligence, Dr van der Grift was Managing Director at Catalyst Recovery Europe S.A., General Manager at Catalyst Recovery Singapore Pte Ltd., and later Division Vice President (HPC) hydroprocessing catalysts at Albemarle Europe Sprl.
It is the mission of the company to provide comprehensive and independent information on industrial catalysts, so that actors in
the field of refining and petrochemical fixed bed catalysts can make better decisions resulting in better unit performance,
less waste and higher margins. By combining insights from R&D, sales and technical service, manufacturing and a thorough
understanding of the refinery needs objective criteria can be developed for decision making with respect to (i) catalyst product
and service selection, (ii) sampling and analysis, (iii) performance testing, and (iv) new product development. Specifically
Catalyst Intelligence works with catalyst users on selection and testing, and with catalyst producers and service providers
on R&D efficiency, new product development, and manufacturing.
Dr. Carl van der Grift of Catalyst Intelligence will speak at the RRTC Refining Technology Conference on Friday September 21 about ..
Catalyst Intelligence is happy to announce they will attend the Ask The Experts meeting organized by the European Refining Technolo..
Catalyst Intelligence will attend a suppliers seminar at a major oil refinery group in Eastern Europe to present case studies in hy..
At the request of numerous customers Catalyst Intelligence has decided to include Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) to its expert..
At the request of numerous customers Catalyst Intelligence has decided to expand into Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) applicati..
Catalyst Intelligence will attend the ERTC Ask the Experts Conference to be held on 20-21 June 2017 in Cologne, Germany. As always ..
Catalyst Intelligence is offering a hydro-treater check-up. After the turnaround season in the Northern hemi-sphere it is important..
With catalyst performance having a major impact on refinery profitability it is important to select the right catalyst for the next ..
It is no surprise that catalyst performance is key to the refinery profitability. In fact by-design the fresh catalyst has a huge po..
Life-long learning and continuous training of staff is a good investment for any organization. For refineries, especially training o..
Many refineries around the world are looking for independent advice to help them optimize the performance of their complex. S..
On January 22, 2016 Catalyst Intelligence was founded in Luxembourg by Dr. Carl van der Grift, who has more than 25 years of profes..