Frequently Asked Questions Who are your clients? Collapse Independent refiners, major oil companies, catalyst suppliers, technology providers and investors What is the cost? Expand $50,000/year for refiners with corporate capacity under 1 million barrels per day $75,000/year for anyone else How do your clients use your reports? Expand To identify the best catalysts for commercial units and buy them at industry low prices To benchmark catalysts against the best in the industry To understand the inner workings of the catalyst business What is your testing schedule? Expand We do two pilot plant runs per year, four catalysts per run One pilot plant run is in the summer and one is in the winter Our database of catalyst performance data continues to grow each year Can I use data from your standardized test to select catalyst for my unit? Expand Yes. Our data and catalyst ratings can be applied across a wide range of feeds and conditions This most likely includes your diesel hydrotreater. We will help you develop a strategy to choose the right catalyst with confidence How do you decide which catalysts to test? Expand We test the catalysts our clients want tested Every new client has the option to select catalysts to include in the next year's program Our database includes catalysts from all major vendors Which catalysts have you tested? Expand We have tested catalysts from all major suppliers Our list includes catalysts from all generations of Type II catalysts Our catalyst list is available on request Where do you get your test samples? Expand We approach suppliers annually requesting test samples Some suppliers refuse to supply samples because of our requirement for transparency of test results We also test field samples which are taken from commercial batches that are owned by our clients What is included in your test reports? Expand All data from side-by-side pilot plant testing Catalyst market research A client-specific consultation with recommendations on how you can use our results for catalyst selection Where is your pilot plant testing done? Expand All our testing is done by C Solutions in Thessaloniki, Greece Why do you emphasize "taking the mystery out of catalyst selection"? Expand There is a tendency to make catalyst selection too complex. A simpler approach works well and helps you take charge of your catalyst selection.