Patents Assigned to Cosmo Oil Co., Ltd.
  • Patent number: 10915837
    Abstract: Provided is a method for providing a recommended operating condition with which an oil refinery device can be operated more efficiently. A server 20: acquires past operational data for a device, a scheduled operating condition which is an operation condition for the device scheduled by a user, and plant information including at least a usage expiry time of the device; creates a user-specific catalyst deterioration function from the past operational data; calculates, on the basis of the catalyst deterioration function, the plant information, and the schedule operating condition, a recommended operating condition that achieves a catalyst lifetime which is later than the usage expiry time of the device and is earlier than the catalyst lifetime when the device is operated under a scheduled operating condition calculated on the basis of the scheduled operating condition and the catalyst deterioration function; and transmits the recommended operating condition to a user terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: COSMO OIL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nobumasa Nakajima, Susumu Kikuchi, Kazuo Idei
  • Publication number: 20200175436
    Abstract: Provided is a method for providing a recommended operating condition with which an oil refinery device can be operated more efficiently. A server 20: acquires past operational data for a device, a scheduled operating condition which is an operation condition for the device scheduled by a user, and plant information including at least a usage expiry time of the device; creates a user-specific catalyst deterioration function from the past operational data; calculates, on the basis of the catalyst deterioration function, the plant information, and the schedule operating condition, a recommended operating condition that achieves a catalyst lifetime which is later than the usage expiry time of the device and is earlier than the catalyst lifetime when the device is operated under a scheduled operating condition calculated on the basis of the scheduled operating condition and the catalyst deterioration function; and transmits the recommended operating condition to a user terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Applicant: COSMO OIL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nobumasa NAKAJIMA, Susumu KIKUCHI, Kazuo IDEI
  • Patent number: 10610856
    Abstract: A catalyst for catalytic cracking of a hydrocarbon oil can produce a gasoline fraction having a high octane number in high yield while suppressing an increase in yield of a heavy distillate, and produce LPG having a high propylene content in high yield. The catalyst includes a specific amount of a granulated catalyst A that includes a zeolite having a sodalite cage structure, silicon derived from a silica sol, phosphorus and aluminum derived from mono aluminum phosphate, a clay mineral, and a rare-earth metal, and a specific amount of a granulated catalyst B that includes a pentasil-type zeolite, the ratio of the mass of phosphorus and aluminum derived from mono aluminum phosphate included in the granulated catalyst A to the mass of the pentasil-type zeolite included in the granulated catalyst B being 0.015 to 3000.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: COSMO OIL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuji Saka, Tetsuya Kimura, Norihito Chiyoda, Kenji Nagai, Mitsunori Tabata
  • Publication number: 20190353616
    Abstract: A method identifies the molecular structure of each component in a multicomponent mixture. The method includes (1) subjecting the multicomponent mixture to mass spectrometry to identify the formula of a molecule attributed to each obtained peak, and to identify abundance of the molecule; (2) subjecting the multicomponent mixture to collision induced dissociation; (3) performing mass spectrometry on each fragment ion generated via the collision induced dissociation in (2) to identify the core structure forming each fragment ion and abundance thereof; (4) dividing the molecules attributed to each peak in (1) into “classes” based on “a type and number of heteroatoms, and a DBE value”, and on all the molecules belonging to each “class”, estimating the existence state and abundance thereof; and (5) determining the core structure forming each molecule, for which the existence state is estimated in (4), and determining and assigning a side chain and a cross-link thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Applicants: JAPAN PETROLEUM ENERGY CENTER, JXTG NIPPON OIL & ENERGY CORPORATION, IDEMITSU KOSAN CO., LTD., COSMO OIL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Teruo SUZUKI, Keita KATANO, Ryuzo TANAKA, Shogo TERATANI
  • Publication number: 20190322950
    Abstract: A server is configured to be connected to a user terminal via a network, and to supply a desulfurization catalyst lifetime of a user plant to a user based on desulfurization catalyst pilot plant data and a desulfurization catalyst lifetime function. The server includes a processor and a memory storing computer-readable instructions. When the computer-readable instructions are executed by the processor, the server receives user plant-related data and a user desulfurization catalyst performance prediction condition from the user terminal to the user plant based on a comparison between the desulfurization catalyst pilot plant data and the obtained user plant-related data, calculates a catalyst lifetime for the user's desulfurization catalyst based on the obtained user desulfurization catalyst performance prediction condition and the user desulfurization catalyst lifetime function, and transmits the calculated catalyst lifetime to the user terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Applicant: COSMO OIL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nobumasa NAKAJIMA, Susumu KIKUCHI, Kazuo IDEI
  • Patent number: 10239048
    Abstract: The hydrogenation catalyst for heavy hydrocarbon oil, includes: as a carrier, phosphorous-zinc-containing alumina that contains 0.1% by mass to 4% by mass, in terms of oxide based on the carrier, of phosphorous and 1% by mass to 12% by mass, based on the carrier, of zinc oxide particles, and supporting, on the carrier, 8% by mass to 20% by mass, in terms of oxide based on the catalyst, of at least one selected from metals in Group 6 of the periodic table and 2% by mass to 6% by mass, in terms of oxide based on the catalyst, of at least one selected from metals in Groups 8 to 10 of the periodic table, and the average particle diameter of the zinc oxide particles being 2 ?m to 12 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: COSMO OIL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takayuki Osaki, Nobumasa Nakajima
  • Patent number: 10202553
    Abstract: The hydroprocessing catalyst for a heavy hydrocarbon oil, includes, as a carrier, a phosphorus-silica-containing alumina carrier containing 0.1% by mass to 4% by mass of phosphorus in terms of oxide based on the carrier, and 0.1% by mass to 1.5% by mass of silica based on the carrier, the carrier supporting 8% by mass to 20% by mass of at least one selected from metals in Group 6 of the periodic table in terms of oxide based on the catalyst and 2% by mass to 6% by mass of at least one selected from metals in Groups 8 to 10 of the periodic table in terms of oxide based on the catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: COSMO OIL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takayuki Osaki, Nobumasa Nakajima
  • Patent number: 10137436
    Abstract: The hydrogenation catalyst for heavy hydrocarbon oil includes: at least one of metals in Group 6 of the periodic table being held by a zinc-containing alumina carrier containing 1% by mass to 15% by mass of zinc oxide particles having an average particle diameter of 2 ?m to 12 ?m based on the carrier; the average pore diameter being 18 nm to 35 nm, and the specific surface area being 70 m2/g to 150 m2/g. Also, the hydrogenation method for heavy hydrocarbon oil, includes, a catalytic reaction of heavy hydrocarbon oil in the presence of the hydrogenation catalyst, under the conditions of a temperature of 300° C. to 420° C., a pressure of 3 MPa to 20 MPa, a hydrogen/oil ratio of 400 m3/m3 to 3,000 m3/m3, and a liquid space velocity of 0.1 h?1 to 3 h?1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: COSMO OIL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takayuki Osaki, Nobumasa Nakajima
  • Patent number: 10076773
    Abstract: The method for cleaning a reactor of the present invention comprises passing a solvent through a wax-fraction hydrocracking apparatus which is charged with a catalyst and to which supply of a wax fraction is stopped, wherein the solvent comprising at least one oil selected from a group consisting of hydrocarbon and vegetable oils, and having a sulfur content of less than 5 ppm and being in a liquid state at 15° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignees: JAPAN OIL, GAS AND METALS NATIONAL CORPORATION, INPEX CORPORATION, JX NIPPON OIL & ENERGY CORPORATION, JAPAN PETROLEUM EXPLORATION CO., LTD., COSMO OIL CO., LTD., NIPPON STEEL & SUMIKIN ENGINEERING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinya Takahashi, Kazuhiko Tasaka, Yuichi Tanaka, Marie Iwama
  • Patent number: 9987622
    Abstract: A hydrodesulfurization catalyst supports one or more metals selected from elements in Group 6 of the Periodic table, one or more metals selected from elements in Group 9 or Group 10 of the same, phosphorus, and an organic acid on a composite oxide support having a specific content of both alumina and HY zeolite having a specific crystallite size. The catalyst includes 10% to 40% by mass of the Group 6 metal, 1% to 15% by mass of the Group 9 or Group 10 metal, and 1.5% to 8% by mass of phosphorus in terms of an oxide based on the catalyst. The catalyst includes 0.8% to 7% by mass of carbon derived from an organic acid and for 1 mole of the Group 9 or Group 10 element metal in terms of an element based on the catalyst, and includes 0.2 to 1.2 moles of the organic acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: COSMO OIL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nobumasa Nakajima, Minoru Hashimoto, Motoki Yoshinari, Takashi Fujikawa
  • Patent number: 9920256
    Abstract: There is provided a hydrocarbon distillation separation apparatus for fractionally distilling hydrocarbon compounds discharged from a Fisher-Tropsch synthesis reactor synthesizing hydrocarbon compounds, comprising a heavy hydrocarbon fractionator configured to fractionally distil liquid heavy components of the hydrocarbon compounds discharged from the reactor into a first middle distillate and a wax fraction, a light hydrocarbon fractionator configured to fractionally distil gaseous light components of the hydrocarbon compounds discharged from the reactor into a second middle distillate and a light gas fraction, a light hydrocarbon separator configured to separate hydrocarbon compounds equivalent to naphtha from the light gas fraction; and a mixing section configured to mix the first and second middle distillates, and the hydrocarbon compounds equivalent to naphtha separated from the light gas fraction by the light hydrocarbon separator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignees: JAPAN OIL, GAS AND METALS NATIONAL CORPORATION, INPEX CORPORATION, JX NIPPON OIL & ENERGY CORPORATION, JAPAN PETROLEUM EXPLORATION CO., LTD., COSMO OIL CO., LTD., NIPPON STEEL ENGINEERING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuichi Tanaka, Yasumasa Morita, Kenichi Kawazuishi
  • Patent number: 9908107
    Abstract: A hydrogenation treatment catalyst is provided for heavy hydrocarbon oil, in which a hydrogenation-active component is supported on a silica-containing porous alumina carrier containing 0.1% to 1.5% by mass of silica based on the carrier. The total pore volume is 0.55 to 0.75 mL/g. Of the total volume of pores having a pore diameter of 3 to 30 nm (1) 30% to 45% have a pore diameter of 5 to 10 nm, (2) 50% to 65% have a pore diameter of 10 to 15 nm, and (3) the total volume of pores having a pore diameter in a range of ±1 nm from the average pore diameter is 25% or more. The total volume of pores having a pore diameter of 30 nm or more is 3% or less. The average pore diameter of pores having a pore diameter of 10 to 30 nm is 10.5 to 13 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: COSMO OIL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takayuki Osaki, Nobumasa Nakajima
  • Patent number: 9884998
    Abstract: A synthesis gas production apparatus (reformer) to be used for a synthesis gas production step in a GTL (gas-to-liquid) process is prevented from being contaminated by metal components. A method of suppressing metal contamination of a synthesis gas production apparatus operating for a GTL process that includes a synthesis gas production step of producing synthesis gas by causing natural gas and gas containing steam and/or carbon dioxide to react with each other for reforming in a synthesis gas production apparatus in which, at the time of separating and collecting a carbon dioxide contained in the synthesis gas produced in the synthesis gas production step and recycling the separated and collected carbon dioxide as source gas for the reforming reaction in the synthesis gas production step, a nickel concentration in the recycled carbon dioxide is not higher than 0.05 ppmv.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignees: JAPAN OIL, GAS AND METALS NATIONAL CORPORATION, INPEX CORPORATION, JX NIPPON OIL & ENERGY CORPORATION, JAPAN PETROLEUM EXPLORATION CO., LTD., COSMO OIL CO., LTD., NIPPON STEEL & SUMIKIN ENGINEERING CO., LTD., CHIYODA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shuhei Wakamatsu, Fuyuki Yagi, Tomoyuki Mikuriya, Kenichi Kawazuishi
  • Patent number: 9861966
    Abstract: A catalytic cracking catalyst is provided which has high cracking activity and with which the production of FCC gasoline having a high octane number can efficiently proceed without lowering a gasoline yield. Also provided are a process for producing the catalyst and a method of the catalytic cracking of a hydrocarbon oil with the catalyst. The catalyst for catalytic cracking of a hydrocarbon oil comprises a crystalline aluminosilicate, a binder, and a clay mineral in a certain proportion, wherein the content of sodium and potassium therein is 0.5% by mass or lower in terms of oxide (Na2O and K2O) amount, the content of at least one rare earth metal therein is 3.0% by mass or lower in terms of oxide (RE2O3, wherein RE is a rare earth element) amount, the [RE2O3+Na2O+K2O]/[crystalline aluminosilicate] ratio by mass is 0.1 or lower, and the catalyst has a xenon adsorption amount, as measured at an adsorption temperature of 25° C. and a partial xenon pressure of 650 torr, of 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignees: COSMO OIL CO., LTD., PETROLEUM ENERGY CENTER
    Inventor: Katsuya Watanabe
  • Patent number: 9845435
    Abstract: Provided is a hydrotreating step (A) containing a hydroisomerization step (A1) that obtains a hydroisomerized oil (a1) by bringing a FT synthesis oil into contact with a hydroisomerization catalyst and/or a hydrocracking step (A2) that obtains a hydrocracked oil (a2) by bringing it into contact with a hydrocracking catalyst, and a fractionation step (B) that transfers at least a portion of the hydrotreated oil (a) composed of the hydroisomerized oil (a1) and/or the hydrocracked oil (a2) to a fractionator and, at the very least, obtains a middle distillate (b1) with a 5% distillation point of 130 to 170° C. and a 95% distillation point of 240 to 300° C., and a heavy oil (b2) that is heavier than the middle distillate (b1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignees: Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation, INPEX CORPORATION, JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation, Japan Petroleum Exploration Co., Ltd., COSMO OIL CO., LTD., NIPPON STEEL & SUMIKIN ENGINEERING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takuya Niitsuma, Marie Iwama
  • Patent number: 9839904
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for producing a hydroprocessing catalyst including a supporting step of allowing a catalyst support having a content of a carbonaceous substance containing carbon atoms of 0.5% by mass or less in terms of carbon atoms to support an active metal component containing at least one active metal element selected from metals belonging to Group 6, Group 8, Group 9 and Group 10 in the periodic table, to obtain a catalyst precursor, and a calcining step of calcining the catalyst precursor obtained in the supporting step to obtain the hydroprocessing catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignees: JAPAN OIL, GAS AND METALS NATIONAL CORPORATION, INPEX CORPORATION, JX NIPPON OIL & ENERGY CORPORATION, JAPAN PETROLEUM EXPLORATION CO., LTD., COSMO OIL CO., LTD., NIPPON STEEL & SUMIKIN ENGINEERING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Marie Iwama
  • Patent number: 9776160
    Abstract: A catalyst recovery system that includes a concentrated slurry production unit that concentrates a slurry extracted from a reactor main unit and continuously produces a concentrated slurry, a first discharge unit that discharges the concentrated slurry from the concentrated slurry production unit, a solidified slurry production unit that cools the concentrated slurry discharged from the concentrated slurry production unit, thereby solidifying the liquid medium within the concentrated slurry and producing a solidified slurry, and a recovery mechanism that recovers the solidified slurry from the solidified slurry production unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignees: Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation, INPEX CORPORATION, JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation, Japan Petroleum Exploration Co., Ltd., COSMO OIL CO., LTD., NIPPON STEEL & SUMIKIN ENGINEERING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Shibata, Hidekatsu Honda, Akira Kawamura
  • Patent number: 9725656
    Abstract: A synthesis gas production apparatus (reformer) to be used for a synthesis gas production step in a GTL (gas-to-liquid) process is prevented from being contaminated by metal components. A method of suppressing metal contamination of a synthesis gas production apparatus operating for a GTL process that includes a synthesis gas production step of producing synthesis gas by causing natural gas and gas containing steam and/or carbon dioxide to react with each other for reforming in a synthesis gas production apparatus in which, at the time of separating and collecting a carbon dioxide contained in the synthesis gas produced in the synthesis gas production step and recycling the separated and collected carbon dioxide as source gas for the reforming reaction in the synthesis gas production step, a nickel concentration in the recycled carbon dioxide is not higher than 0.05 ppmv.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignees: JAPAN OIL, GAS AND METALS NATIONAL CORPORATION, INPEX CORPORATION, JX NIPPON OIL & ENERGY CORPORATION, JAPAN PETROLEUM EXPLORATION CO., LTD., COSMO OIL CO., LTD., NIPPON STEEL & SUMIKIN ENGINEERING CO., LTD., CHIYODA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shuhei Wakamatsu, Fuyuki Yagi, Tomoyuki Mikuriya, Kenichi Kawazuishi
  • Patent number: 9725665
    Abstract: A process for producing a kerosene base fuel according to the present invention comprises removing paraffins having carbon number of 7 or less from a first fraction having an initial boiling point of 95 to 140° C. and a final boiling point of 240 to 280° C. obtained from a hydrotreated oil of a Fischer-Tropsch synthetic oil to obtain a second fraction having a content of paraffins having carbon number of 7 or less of 0.1 to 0.7% by mass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignees: JAPAN OIL, GAS AND METALS NATIONAL CORPORATION, INPEX CORPORATION, JX NIPPON OIL & ENERGY CORPORATION, JAPAN PETROLEUM EXPLORATION CO., LTD., COSMO OIL CO., LTD., NIPPON STEEL & SUMIKIN ENGINEERING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takuya Niitsuma
  • Patent number: 9693554
    Abstract: Plant growth accelerator comprising, as an active ingredient, 5-amino-4-hydroxypentanoic acid of formula (1) H2NCH2CH(OH)CH2CH2COOR1??(1) wherein R1 represents a hydrogen atom or a hydrocarbon group having 1 to 10 carbon atoms, a derivative thereof or a salt thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: COSMO OIL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jun Li, Yasunobu Ueda, Shigeyuki Watanabe, Yasutomo Takeuchi