Viscosity breaking | Article about viscosity breaking by The Free Dictionary
viscosity breaking[vi′skäs·əd·ē ′brāk·iŋ]
A petroleum refinery process used to lower or break the viscosity of high-viscosity residuum by thermal cracking of molecules at relatively low temperatures. Also known as visbreaking.
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Core production facilities are already working at planned capacities - including CDU/VDU, viscosity breaking
, catalytic reforming, and gasoline redistillation units.
We obtained a good correlation between the DOP viscosity breaking
up test results and the macrodispersion levels measured by this technique.