Patents by Inventor Marc BORIES

Marc BORIES has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10577541
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a process for the catalytic cracking of a weakly coking feedstock having a Conradson carbon residue of 0.1% by weight and a hydrogen content of greater than 12.7% by weight, comprising at least a feedstock cracking zone, a zone for separating/stripping the effluents from the coked catalyst particles and a zone for regenerating said particles, characterized in that at least a solid carbon material in the fluidized state, having a carbon content equal to or greater than 80% by weight, is injected upstream of and/or during the catalyst regeneration step into a dense bed of coked catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Total Raffinage France
    Inventors: Marc Bories, Patrick Leroy, Eusebius Gbordzoe
  • Patent number: 10118143
    Abstract: The invention relates to an orifice chamber designed to expand a gas, in particular intended for a fluid catalytic cracking unit, said orifice chamber comprising the following elements: a chamber having an axis (X), an inlet duct that opens into the chamber, an outlet duct located on the opposite side from the inlet duct following said axis (X), and a plurality of internal plates positioned crosswise to the axis (X) inside the chamber at a distance from one another along the axis (X), each internal plate being provided with a plurality of through-orifices, characterized in that at least the plurality of internal plates is made of a ceramic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Total Raffinage Chimie
    Inventors: Jean-Christophe Raboin, Marc Bories, Michaël Echard, Romain Lesage, Lassad Rezgui
  • Patent number: 9861949
    Abstract: A process for producing an anti-erosion coating on an inner or outer metal wall of a chamber of a fluid catalytic cracking unit, comprising: (i) the shaping of a honeycomb metal anchoring structure, said anchoring structure being formed from a plurality of strips connected in pairs by joining assembly portions of these strips so as to form a plurality of cells between two adjacent strips, (ii) the fastening of said anchoring structure by welding to said metal wall, so that each cell of the anchoring structure is welded to the wall of the chamber at least at the junctions between the contiguous assembly portions of two adjacent strips, and (iii) the insertion of a composite material into the cells from the metal wall and at least up to the upper longitudinal edge of each strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: TOTAL RAFFINAGE CHIMIE
    Inventors: Hubert Simon, Marc Bories
  • Patent number: 9719026
    Abstract: Process for the fluidized-bed catalytic cracking of a weakly coking feedstock having a Conradson carbon residue equal to or less than 0.1% by weight and a hydrogen content equal to or greater than 12.7% by weight, comprising at least a step of cracking the feedstock, a step of separating/stripping the effluents from the coked catalyst particles and a step of regenerating said particles, the process being characterized in that at least one coking, carbonaceous and/or hydrocarbonaceous effluent having a content of aromatic compounds of greater than 50% by weight, comprising more than 20% by weight of polyaromatic compounds, is recycled to homogeneously distributed and weakly coked catalyst, before regeneration, in order to adjust the delta coke of the process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: TOTAL RAFFINAGE FRANCE
    Inventors: Marc Bories, Patrick Leroy
  • Publication number: 20170165626
    Abstract: An injection element (10) for a system for injecting fuel into a regenerator of a fluid catalytic cracking unit, said injection element defining a flow passage (12) and being arranged so as to be able to be fastened to an orifice passing through the regenerator so that one end of the flow passage (12) is connected to a duct for supplying the injection system with fuel and the other end of the flow passage opens inside the regenerator, characterized in that said injection element is made of ceramic material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Inventors: Marc Bories, Michaël Echard, Romain Lesage, Lassad Rezgui, Jean-Christophe Raboin
  • Publication number: 20170165624
    Abstract: The invention relates to an orifice chamber (18) designed to expand a gas, in particular intended for a fluid catalytic cracking unit, said orifice chamber comprising the following elements: a chamber (181) having an axis (X), an inlet duct (182) that opens into the chamber (181), an outlet duct (183) located on the opposite side from the inlet duct following said axis (X), and a plurality of internal plates (184) positioned crosswise to the axis (X) inside the chamber at a distance from one another along the axis (X), each internal plate (184) being provided with a plurality of through-orifices (185), characterized in that at least the plurality of internal plates is made of a ceramic material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Inventors: Jean-Christophe Ravoin, Marc Bories, Michaël Echarde, Romain Lesage, Lassad Rezgui
  • Publication number: 20170165623
    Abstract: The invention relates to a slide valve (200) comprising: a body (201) having a through-duct (202) for the passage of a fluid, the flow rate of which is to be controlled, at least one gate (203) slidably mounted inside said body (201), crosswise to said duct (202), and partially or completely closing off said duct (202), said gate (203) being movable between a position in which the duct is partially or completely closed off and a position in which the duct is open, in which the following are defined as portions subject to erosion: portions of the body that delimit the duct (202), at least one portion of said at least one gate (203) located across the duct (202) when said at least one gate partially or completely closes off said duct, characterized in that at least said portions subject to erosion are made of metal covered with a layer of ceramic material or are entirely made of ceramic material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Inventors: Marc Bories, Michaël Echard, Romain Lesage, Lassad Rezgui, Jean-Christophe Raboin
  • Patent number: 9657233
    Abstract: Process for the fluidized-bed catalytic cracking of a weakly coking feedstock having a Conradson carbon residue equal to or less than 0.1% by weight and a hydrogen content equal to or greater than 12.7% by weight, comprising at least a step of cracking the feedstock, a step of separating/stripping the effluents from the coked catalyst particles and a step of regenerating said particles, the process being characterized in that at least one coking, carbonaceous and/or hydrocarbonaceous effluent having a content of aromatic compounds of greater than 50% by weight, comprising more than 20% by weight of polyaromatic compounds, is recycled to homogeneously distributed and weakly coked catalyst, before regeneration, in order to adjust the delta coke of the process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: TOTAL RAFFINAGE FRANCE
    Inventors: Marc Bories, Patrick Leroy
  • Patent number: 9388095
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a multi staged cracking and stripping process that can be used in a fluidized-bed catalytic cracking process or FCC (fluidized catalytic cracking) process for maximizing the production of olefins, that is to say of C3 and C4 olefins, in particular propylene and distillates. One subject of the present invention is therefore a multi-staged process for cracking and stripping a fluidized mixture of hydrocarbons and of coked catalyst particles, integrated into a conventional fluidized-bed catalytic cracking process comprising at least one cracking step and one stripping step after separation of the particles of coked catalyst from the cracked effluent during the disengaging/stripping step, characterized in that it comprises at least two steps of cracking at least one hydrocarbonaceous fluid over the separated coked catalyst particles followed by at least two steps of stripping these particles, each cracking step preceding a stripping step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: TOTAL RAFFINAGE MARKETING
    Inventors: Patrick Leroy, Marc Bories, Michaël Echard
  • Publication number: 20160101397
    Abstract: Process for the fluidized-bed catalytic cracking of a weakly coking feedstock having a Conradson carbon residue equal to or less than 0.1% by weight and a hydrogen content equal to or greater than 12.7% by weight, comprising at least a step of cracking the feedstock, a step of separating/stripping the effluents from the coked catalyst particles and a step of regenerating said particles, the process being characterized in that at least one coking, carbonaceous and/or hydrocarbonaceous effluent having a content of aromatic compounds of greater than 50% by weight, comprising more than 20% by weight of polyaromatic compounds, is recycled to homogeneously distributed and weakly coked catalyst, before regeneration, in order to adjust the delta coke of the process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Publication date: April 14, 2016
    Applicant: TOTAL RAFFINAGE MARKETING
    Inventors: Marc BORIES, Patrick LEROY
  • Publication number: 20150175906
    Abstract: Method for optimising the production of middle distillate in a refinery, comprising at least one catalytic cracking unit (3) and at least one vacuum distillation unit (2, 4), the optimising operation consisting in: a) recycling (14) at least part of the cut obtained by fractionation of the effluents from catalytic cracking of an atmospheric and/or vacuum residue, distilling at at least 320° C. also called 320° C.+ cut in the feed of the said vacuum distillation unit (4), b) distilling the said cut under vacuum into at least two fractions, a fraction distilling between 320° C. and 550° C. called the HCOSV fraction, and a fraction distilling at at least 550° C. called the SSV fraction, c) sending the HCOSV fraction (18) thereby obtained to at least one of the distillate treatment units, d) and sending the SSV fraction (13) to the feed of the catalytic cracking unit (3), as such or after intermediate upgrading treatment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Publication date: June 25, 2015
    Applicants: AXENS, TOTAL RAFFINAGE FRANCE
    Inventors: Marc Bories, Michael Echard, Romain Roux
  • Publication number: 20150147236
    Abstract: A process for producing an anti-erosion coating on an inner or outer metal wall of a chamber of a fluid catalytic cracking unit, comprising: (i) the shaping of a honeycomb metal anchoring structure, said anchoring structure being formed from a plurality of strips connected in pairs by joining assembly portions of these strips so as to form a plurality of cells between two adjacent strips, (ii) the fastening of said anchoring structure by welding to said metal wall, so that each cell of the anchoring structure is welded to the wall of the chamber at least at the junctions between the contiguous assembly portions of two adjacent strips, and (iii) the insertion of a composite material into the cells from the metal wall and at least up to the upper longitudinal edge of each strip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: TOTAL RAFFINAGE CHIMIE
    Inventors: Hubert Simon, Marc Bories
  • Publication number: 20140221707
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a process for the catalytic cracking of a weakly coking feedstock having a Conradson carbon residue of 0.1% by weight and a hydrogen content of greater than 12.7% by weight, comprising at least a feedstock cracking zone, a zone for separating/stripping the effluents from the coked catalyst particles and a zone for regenerating said particles, characterized in that at least a solid carbon material in the fluidized state, having a carbon content equal to or greater than 80% by weight, is injected upstream of and/or during the catalyst regeneration step into a dense bed of coked catalyst.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: Total Raffinage France
    Inventors: Marc Bories, Patrick Leroy, Eusebius Gbordzoe
  • Patent number: 8764971
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for catalytic cracking to maximize the production of diesel base stocks, comprising a cracking reaction step in an upflow fluidized bed reactor (1), a step of separating the cracked hydrocarbons and coked catalyst, a step of fractionating the cracked hydrocarbons and a step of regenerating said coked catalyst, wherein the hydrocarbon feedstock is injected into the upflow reactor on a catalyst partially deactivated by prior coking of at least part thereof in the same upflow reactor, so that the reaction temperature of the effluents leaving said reactor varies from 470 to 600° C. The invention also relates to a device for implementing the cracking method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Total Raffinage Marketing
    Inventors: Marc Bories, Patrick Leroy, Michael Echard, Thierry Gauthier
  • Publication number: 20130292302
    Abstract: Process for the fluidized-bed catalytic cracking of a weakly coking feedstock having a Conradson carbon residue equal to or less than 0.1% by weight and a hydrogen content equal to or greater than 12.7% by weight, comprising at least a step of cracking the feedstock, a step of separating/stripping the effluents from the coked catalyst particles and a step of regenerating said particles, the process being characterized in that at least one coking, carbonaceous and/or hydrocarbonaceous effluent having a content of aromatic compounds of greater than 50% by weight, comprising more than 20% by weight of polyaromatic compounds, is recycled to homogeneously distributed and weakly coked catalyst, before regeneration, in order to adjust the delta coke of the process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Applicant: TOTAL RAFFINAGE MARKETING
    Inventors: Marc Bories, Patrick Leroy
  • Publication number: 20130267747
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a multi staged cracking and stripping process that can be used in a fluidized-bed catalytic cracking process or FCC (fluidized catalytic cracking) process for maximizing the production of olefins, that is to say of C3 and C4 olefins, in particular propylene and distillates. One subject of the present invention is therefore a multi-staged process for cracking and stripping a fluidized mixture of hydrocarbons and of coked catalyst particles, integrated into a conventional fluidized-bed catalytic cracking process comprising at least one cracking step and one stripping step after separation of the particles of coked catalyst from the cracked effluent during the disengaging/stripping step, characterized in that it comprises at least two steps of cracking at least one hydrocarbonaceous fluid over the separated coked catalyst particles followed by at least two steps of stripping these particles, each cracking step preceding a stripping step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2011
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Applicant: TOTAL RAFFINAGE MARKETING
    Inventors: Patrick Leroy, Marc Bories, Michaël Echard
  • Publication number: 20130130889
    Abstract: The present invention provides an improved fluidized catalytic cracking process coupled with a two stage regeneration process in which the activity of the circulating catalyst is independently controlled for cracking hydrocarbon feedstocks or the vapors at low severity to produce maximum light cycle oil/distillate in one riser whilst cracking recycle streams comprising heavy cycle oil (HCO), light cracked naphtha (LCN) etc. in a second riser operating at high severity to produce LPG.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2011
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Applicant: Stone & Webster Process Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Eusebius Gbordzoe, Marc Bories, Warren Stewart Letzsch, Patrick Leroy, Chris Santner, Joseph L. Ross, JR.
  • Publication number: 20110139679
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for catalytic cracking to maximize the production of diesel base stocks, comprising a cracking reaction step in an upflow fluidized bed reactor (1), a step of separating the cracked hydrocarbons and coked catalyst, a step of fractionating the cracked hydrocarbons and a step of regenerating said coked catalyst, wherein the hydrocarbon feedstock is injected into the upflow reactor on a catalyst partially deactivated by prior coking of at least part thereof in the same upflow reactor, so that the reaction temperature of the effluents leaving said reactor varies from 470 to 600° C. The invention also relates to a device for implementing the cracking method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2010
    Publication date: June 16, 2011
    Applicant: TOTAL RAFFINAGE MARKETING
    Inventors: Marc BORIES, Patrick LEROY, Michael ECHARD, Thierry GAUTHIER