catalytic reforming


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catalytic reforming

[¦kad·əl¦id·ik rē′fȯr·miŋ]
(chemical engineering)
Rearranging of hydrocarbon molecules in a gasoline boiling-range feedstock to form hydrocarbons having a higher antiknock quality. Abbreviated CR.
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The Alfa Laval Packinox plate heat exchanger, with a height of 25 meters is the largest heat exchanger Alfa Laval has built so far, and it will be used in a catalytic reforming unit for the production of gasoline in an Indian refinery.
Specific processing operations described in the book include: distillation, thermal cracking and coking, catalytic methods, hydroprocesses, thermal and catalytic reforming, isomerization, alkylation processes, polymerization processes, solvent processes, water removal, fractionation and acid gas removal.
The Clean Air Act amendments of 1990 require refiners to lower aromatics in gasoline, resulting in less hydrogen recovered by refiners from catalytic reforming units.
The highly energy efficient CCR Platforming is a continuous catalytic reforming process used throughout the petroleum and petrochemical industries to produce aromatics and hydrogen from naphthenes and paraffins.
Primary distillation 450 Catalytic hydrotreating 68 Catalytic hydrocracking 34 Catalytic reforming 33 Catalytic cracking 28 Residue desulphurisation 132
The equipment will be used in continuous catalytic reforming processes to produce gasoline.
The project was to involve building a lube oil unit and a 36,000 b/d catalytic cracker, as well as expanding the refinery's catalytic reforming capacity.
The heavy hydrocarbons in diesel and JP-8 require catalytic reforming before they can enter a cell.
It also supplies a variety of refinery equipment including crude distillation, isomerization, catalytic reforming, vacuum distillation, and hydro treating units.
A white paper on those tests titled "The Combined Effect of Ammonia Injection and Catalytic Reforming on Medium Duty Diesel Emissions," was published in September 2001.
The CAT is suitable for a broad range of applications from naptha isomerization units, catalytic reforming, fluidized catalytic cracking and sulfur recovery units in the refining industry to applications involving utilities, turbine generators, petrochemical and ammonia plants.

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