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Praxair Inc implements patented CONOx technology in Ardmore Refinery FCC Unit, reducing CO and NOx emissions.

M2 EQUITYBITES-April 22, 2013-Praxair Inc implements patented CONOx technology in Ardmore Refinery FCC Unit, reducing CO and NOx emissions(C)2013 M2 COMMUNICATIONS

Industrial gases company Praxair Inc (NYSE:PX) reported on Friday the successful implementation of its new CONOx emissions control technology at Valero's refinery in Ardmore, Oklahoma.

Praxair Inc's technology has helped Valero's refinery meet its fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) unit nitrogen oxide reduction target without requiring a shutdown for installation. FCC units convert petroleum crude oil feedstocks into more valuable products like gasoline.

According to Praxair, its proprietary CONOx system is a practical, low-capital cost technology for refiners searching for a way to reduce emissions, including CO. It allows refiners more flexibility to modify the operation of the FCC unit as needed while ensuring FCC limits are always being met.

Additionally, Praxair Inc's CONOx lance installed in the FCC operated reliably over a wide range of conditions and met the refinery's NOx reduction requirements. This low-capital NOx solution did not involve reduced charge rate or more expensive feedstock. Timing was critical and the simplicity of the system allowed for faster installation to meet Valero's requirement.

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