General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) Gulftronic® electrostatic separators remove all FCC catalyst fines from slurry oil, providing refineries with more options to market and increase revenue from upgraded clarified oil products. With over 50 systems operating worldwide, GA-EMS has been helping customers increase revenue and reduce environmental waste for more than 35 years.
The Gulftronic Difference
GA-EMS' unique technology uses an electrostatic process to polarize, capture and remove all catalyst fines (down to the submicron level), that resist separation by conventional mechanical filtration processes. Gulftronic Electrostatic Separators are impervious to fouling by asphaltenes and coke particles. The resulting clarified oil produces feedstock for various marketable products, including carbon black, needle coke, fuel oil, and electrode pitch. The system also eliminates sedimentation of catalyst fines as hazardous sludge from refinery storage tanks, reducing settling tank waste collection and disposal.