cat cracker


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cat cracker

[′kat ‚krak·ər]
(chemical engineering)
A refinery unit where catalytic cracking is done.
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Financial results for the year were adversely affected by several unanticipated events including higher than planned expenses associated with the scheduled two-month shutdown at the Memphis refinery, operating problems with the refinery's cat cracker which resulted in reduced throughput for the last two months of the year, and current and anticipated environmental costs.
According to the principals of Process Innovators, the design of the new low profile Fluid Cat Cracker provides a number of key advantages.
Production levels for the first quarter of 1995 were reduced due to scheduled turnarounds of the Avon refinery's cat cracker and the Ferndale refinery, which more than offset the higher production levels of the Bayway refinery.
Burns commented, "The Company has previously reported on some the exciting advantages of the design of the new low profile Fluid Cat Cracker.
b) Avon's fluid coker (the refinery's principal conversion unit) and Bayway's fluid cat cracker were shut down for scheduled turnaround maintenance during the second and third quarters of 1994, respectively.
Operating contribution for 1997 includes insurance recoveries related to the unscheduled shutdowns of the Bayway Refinery cat cracker and the Avon Refinery hydrocracker.
The fluid cat cracker unit (FCCU), considered the heart of the petroleum refinery, produces the majority of the gasoline.
The 90,000 bpd cat cracker is running at about 70,000 bpd.
The cat cracker is now running at or above its rated capacity of
He was appointed to the lead design team for the fluid cat cracker unit at Humber, which was successfully commissioned in March of 1986.
Production levels for the first quarter of 1995 were reduced due to scheduled turnarounds of Avon's cat cracker and the processing units at the Ferndale refinery.
The wooden round studio sitting on stilts, or shed as Tim refers to it, is a work of art itself, and in it he and Sarah built the panorama - crafted by Tim and painted by Sarah, replete with scenes from Pembrokeshire life - including a wedding outside a chapel, protesters outside Pembroke cat cracker plant, the Irish ferry - which have now been painstakingly transferred to the swimming pool beneath and are the basis of the images in the short film.