ExxonMobil's new Olgone technology has been successfully implemented by Thai Paraxylene, marking the first licensed application in Thailand of ExxonMobil's new technology. The Olgone process implemented at Thai PX's Sriracha petrochemical complex removes olefinic contaminants from a heavy reformate feed, replacing a
traditional clay treatment process. The mixed xylenes separated from the treated heavy reformate are converted to paraxylene as the final product. The Olgone technology lengthens the reformate treater cycles and reduces overall costs. The technology avoids installation of new clay treater vessels and reduces the amount of clay waste generated.
Thai PX is a wholly-owned affiliate of Thai Oil Public Company Limited, one of the leading petroleum refiners and suppliers of refined petroleum products in Thailand.