isocracking

isocracking

[¦ī·sō′krak·iŋ]
(chemical engineering)
A hydrocracking process for conversion of hydrocarbons into more valuable, lower-boiling products; operates at relatively low temperatures and pressures in the presence of hydrogen and a catalyst.
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Chevron Lummus Global, a JV between Chevron and CB&I, announced the start-up of an integrated hydrocracker and base oil plant using CLG's isocracking, isodewaxing and isofinishing technologies by Russian refiner OJSC Taneco,
Bapco chief executive Dr Peter Bartlett and US-based CLG's managing director Leon de Bruyn signed the technology licence and engineering services agreements for CLG's LC-FINING technology for Bapco's residue hydrocracking unit and ISOCRACKING technology for the new hydrocracking unit.
Sasol will link its slurry-phase distillate process with Chevron's hydrocracking technology called Isocracking.
Another will utilize ISOCRACKING distillate hydrocracking technology, and the third will utilize VRDS vacuum residue desulfurization technology and UFR upflow reactor technology, all from Chevron Lummus Global.
Sasol has linked its slurry-phase distillate process with Chevron's hydrocracking technology called Isocracking (see Downstream Trends of this week).
1) Sasol's Slury Phase Distillate technology is based on Sasol's Slurry Phase Fischer-Tropsch process and catalyst, Haldor Topsoe's Autothermal Reforming and Chevron Texaco's Isocracking process.
Chevron's proprietary Isocracking process is used to upgrade the waxy syncrude by separating heavier molecules and rearranging them so they become liquid.
ISOCRACKING is a Chevron proprietary process used to upgrade waxy syncrudes, by separating heavier molecules, which are usually solid at room temperature, then rearranging them so they become liquid.
27 /PRNewswire/ -- Russian oil company Sidanco has announced the selection of Chevron's ISOCRACKING technology for use in its largest and most advanced refinery in Angarsk, Russia.