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upgrade

1. US and Canadian an upward slope
2. US and Canadian going or sloping upwards

upgrade

[¦əp¦grād]
(mining engineering)
To increase the commercial value of a coal or mineral product by appropriate treatment.
To increase the quality rating of diamonds beyond or above the rating implied by their particular classification.

upgrade

(1)
A new or better version of some hardware or software.

Often used in marketroid-speak to mean "bug fix".

upgrade

(2)
The act of developing or installing a new version.

upgrade

To replace existing software or hardware with a newer version. See upgradable, update, critical update, bugrade and About this encyclopedia.
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The upgrader can process this into 180,000 b/d, 32 deg.
These liquids are extracted from off-gas produced by oil-sands upgraders and are valuable to the petrochemical industry.
3[degrees] API bitumen, mixed with 47[degrees] API naphtha blend diluent and lighter Venezuelan crudes, is pumped through a 36-inch, 200 km pipeline to Petrozuata's Jose upgrader, where the diluent is separated and returned to the field through a second, 20-inch pipeline for re-use.
The pipeline system transports diluted bitumen south to the Scotford Upgrader, part of the Athabasca Oil Sands Project (a joint venture of Shell, Chevron and Western Oil Sands) and returns diluent, a substance used in the process to condition and stabilize bitumen, north to the mine.
Insight Upgrader was developed specifically to address these challenges by ensuring data integrity, minimizing risk of inaccurate data and increasing overall user productivity.
The Venezuelan company has a project to facilitate operations in the existing Upgraders and for that reason is approving the construction of more Strippers to raise production by mixing.
Separately, the PDVSA source said routine maintenance was being carried out on the boiler at the 110,000 bpd Petromonagas upgrader, but output there had not been affected.
SONIC will grant a license for its proprietary PetroSonic upgrader technology and manage the installation and start-up.
API naphtha blend diluent and lighter Venezuelan crudes, is pumped through a 36-inch, 200 km pipeline to the Petrozuata's Jose upgrader, where the diluent is separated and returned to the field through a second, 20-inch pipeline for re-use.
Petrozuata's upgrader at Jose came on stream in early 2001, converting extra-heavy crude to a lighter grade for export.
The upgrader will have a capacity of 200,000 barrels per standard day.
Suncor Energy said it expects a fire-damaged oil sands upgrader to be out of service until early April, forcing Canada's biggest energy company to cut its production targets for the year.