catalytic cracking unit


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catalytic cracking unit

[¦kad·əl¦id·ik ′krak·iŋ ‚yü·nət]
(chemical engineering)
A unit in a petroleum refinery in which a catalyst is used to carry out cracking of hydrocarbons. Also known as catalytic cracker.
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The centre-piece of the project is the Residue Fluidised Catalytic Cracking Unit, at 127,000 b/d the largest of its kind under construction.
Major process units include a delayed coking unit, a fluid catalytic cracking unit, hydrotreating units, a reformer, an alkylation unit, and 12,000 barrels per day of lube oil processing capacity.
Tenders are invited for The choice of the supplier of internal devices of the columns C-2001, S-2002, S-2003, S-3001, S-3002, S-3003, S-3004, S-3006, S-3007 for the construction site "Increase in productivity of the combined catalytic cracking unit "According to the Indoor Transformer Substation 70574-9 / 3-AM-02-ZTP-120 rev.
The malfunction on the 75,000 bpd fluidic catalytic cracking unit triggered the safety flare system at the refinery, the sources said.
Its high olefin fluid catalytic cracking unit (HOFCC), which is still down, is expected to be back in operation by mid-July.
The company had closed the fluid catalytic cracking unit in March for maintenance.
The Sohar Refinery, just completed, has a crude oil unit with a capacity of 116,400 b/d and a residue fluid catalytic cracking unit with a capacity of 75,260 b/d.
PUNTO FIJO: The catalytic cracking unit at Venezuela's 187,000 barrel-per-day Puerto la Cruz refinery has been shut, according to a worker and a union leader.
TO) has closed a 24,000-barrel-a-day fluid catalytic cracking unit at its 100,000-barrel-a-day Sakai refinery in western Japan.
Another project has added a digital control system and a fluid catalytic cracking unit.
The outages come just months after the Torrance refinery resumed normal operations following more than a year-long breakdown of its fluid catalytic cracking unit (FCCU).
Limited Tenders are invited for Supply Of License, Bedp And Related Services For Resid Fluidised Catalytic Cracking Unit For Sonangol