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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The Nova-Baku refinery, which has a 34,400 b/d catalytic cracker, exports nearly two-thirds of its diesel and half of its jet fuel output.
In 1994/95, major upgrading work was done by Ruhr Oel, with a new vacuum distillation unit and catalytic cracker at Gelsenkirchen.
Although the GFM is a furnace-specific model, two main models of the GFM--the combustion space model and the reacting flow model--can be readily used to develop CFD models of other industrial processes, such as a fluid catalytic cracker, an aluminum furnace, a crude oil fired heater, and solid transport to a blast furnace.
Finally, on June 10, a large fire broke out at the refinery's catalytic cracker when the plant was being restarted after a power failure.
They have highlighted a pipe rupturing on June 7 and a fire at the refinery's Catalytic Cracker Unit three days later, as cause for prime concern.
The refinery was installed with major equipment including ED-AV-6 unit (1976), a catalytic reforming unit (1980), a gradual coking unit (1986), and a catalytic cracker (1993).
The state-owned oil company shut a residue fluid catalytic cracker (RFCC) capable of processing 127,000 barrels per day (bpd) in the western section of the 800,000 bpd refinery in January after a fire at a linked petrochemical unit.
KBR in August 2009 got a contract to install four units at the refinery: a fluid catalytic cracker, a moderate-pressure hydrotreating plant, a diesel hydrotreating unit and a kerosene hydrotreating plant.
As a result, Sohar Refinery will take its place as one of the high capacity manufacturing operations in the region, and thanks to the current Residue Fluid Catalytic Cracker (RFCC) unit and the additional five new units such as the Hydrocracker, it will be able to refine crude oil of a much greater range of quality.
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.
Zeiqami added that the pre-commissioning of RCD (reduced-crude desulfurization) and RFCC (Residue Fluid Catalytic Cracker) units of Shazand refinery have almost finished and the new gasoline production unit will become fully operational in July.

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