catalytic cracker


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catalytic cracker

a unit in an oil refinery in which mineral oils with high boiling points are converted to fuels with lower boiling points by a catalytic process

catalytic cracker

[¦kad·əl¦id·ik ′krak·ər]
(chemical engineering)
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a member of the Royal Dutch Shell group, for a long residue catalytic cracker unit revamp project at the Pulau Bukom Refinery in Singapore.
5m t/y fuel oil catalytic cracker built at Skikda, in the north-east, as a JV with a foreign developer to have a 65% majority and Naftec holding 35%.
HPCL's 60,000 bpd crude distillation unit (CDU) and a fluid catalytic cracker are shut for maintenance at the refiner's 166,000 bpd refinery in Vizag, in southern India .
The JV will carry out a number of projects at the refinery, including an upgrade of the catalytic cracker, building of a high-speed rail train and of a mild hydrocracker and a hydrogen plant.
International Resource News-December 13, 2010--JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation closes fluid catalytic cracker at Kashima refinery(C)1994-2010 ENPublishing - http://www.
PetroChina will reduce crude processing at its Lanzhou refinery in August by about 10 percent from July as it will temporarily shut down a catalytic cracker.
The catalytic cracker is the plant's main gasoline producing plant, and its restoration is key to Venezuela's efforts to ease fuel shortages on the local market caused by a eight-week-old oil strike.
NOV 1999: Gas leak in catalytic cracker blows off door.
Oil refinery's catalytic cracker fails causing major problems.
This includes a contract for a long residue catalytic cracker unit revamp project at a Singapore refinery.
This new technology uses a non-aqueous liquid salt, or ionic liquid, at temperatures below 100C to convert a typical stream from a fluid catalytic cracker into a valuable high-octane blending component that lowers the environmental impact of motor gasoline.
Resuming operation on a catalytic cracker "does take a long time, especially if a unit has had some mechanical damage and it's been down 18 months," Andy Lipow, president of Houston-based Lipow Oil Associates, said in a phone interview.

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