Catalyst Handling Services

Catalyst Handling Services

Drexel Along With Contract Resources Continue To Set New Standards In Catalyst Handling Services To Oil Refineries, Gas Plants, Petrochemical, Fertilizers And Steel Plants. By Providing A Genuinely Multi-Skilled Workforce, We Ensure Optimal Performance And Productivity, While Maintaining A Safety Record That Sets Us Apart From Others In The Industry.

We supply refineries and petrochemical plants with superior equipment and staff. As a result of this commitment we can offer a complete range of services for both on and offshore purposes. This includes the commissioning and maintaining of catalytic reactors, columns, and vessels; by one integrated team.

Drexel Egypt and Contract Resources is committed to best practice operations, and as such is constantly developing new methods for both inert and nom-inert entries, as well as non-entry catalyst removal. The Contract Resources name stands for quality and technical expertise with the company being ISO-9001 certified.


By utilizing a specially trained workforce and purpose-built equipment, Drexel / Contract Resources can execute catalyst projects efficiently and safely; with minimal delays from fusing, minimal catalyst attrition, and excellent dust control systems.

-Pre-commissioning of reactors and vessels
-Services in inert and toxic atmospheres, plus hot and hostile environments
-Reactor cooling utilizing a proprietary liquid Nitrogen system
-Unloading and loading of catalyst under inert or normal atmospheres
-Dense Phase Loading systems for the transfer of catalyst directly from grade to Reactor man way, without the use of Cranes and Hoppers.
-Innovative, purpose built-equipment ensuring low catalyst attrition rate
-Catalyst sampling and particle measurement
-Vacuum unloading with closed loop nitrogen re-circulation
-Catalyst transportation, storage, and containment (UN approved)
-Catalyst loading of reactors using UOP® dense loading and conventional techniques
-Tubular Reformer loadings using Unidense® loading and conventional techniques
-Pre-sulphiding (DMDS Injection)
-Metals reclamation and disposal of materials
-Video inspection and assessment
-Shutdown planning, coordination and execution