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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(2.) Unfinished oils coming out of a catalytic cracking unit being looped back into the same catalytic cracking unit to be reprocessed are not considered fresh feed.
Our estimates show that had the catalytic cracking unit been disabled, output of light oil products might have fallen by 20%, while the repairs of the unit could take more than a month and require sizeable funds.
The repair of the catalytic cracking unit at the Baku Oil Refinery named after Heydar Aliyev Oil Refinery will becompleted today.
'The Raw Materials Research and Development Council (RMRDC), Abuja was approached to fund two units, which were the Naphtha Hydro-treating Unit (NUH) and the Fluid Catalytic Cracking Unit (FCCU).
HOUSTON: Total is performing preparatory work on the gasoline-producing fluidic catalytic cracking unit (FCCU) at its 225,500 barrel per day (bpd) Port Arthur, Texas, refinery for a planned overhaul in mid-to-late September, said Gulf Coast market sources.
According to Technip, this project will aim at increasing the gasoline production capacity through the installation of a new fluid catalytic cracking unit and associated units like visbreaker, hydrotreating, hydrogen plant amongst others.
The latest China PMI number shows good growth traction and that is giving a good boost to oil prices." He added: "Geopolitics plays a define role in helping both Brent and WTI stay above $100 per barrel." Sfakianakis said: "Saudi Arabia continues to play its stabilizing role as the world's supplier as per demand needs." Gasoline prices shot up after energy intelligence provider Genscape reported the shutdown of a 70,000 barrel per day (bpd) fluid catalytic cracking unit at Irving Oil's 300,000 bpd St.
Iran will 'soon' start operating a residual fluid catalytic cracking unit that can refine more than 90,000 barrels of crude a day, state-run Press TV said on February 11, citing deputy oil minister Alireza Zeighami.
Fluid Catalytic Cracking Unit 1 has temporarily lost circulation at around 1245 pm EDT on Friday.
The agreements were signed with SK Engineering & Construction for the crude oil distillation and associated downstream units package, GS Engineering & Construction Corp for the residue fluid catalytic cracking unit and associated refining units and marine facilities packages, Samsung Engineering for the offsite and utilities package and Daewoo Engineering and Construction for the tankage and associated inter-connecting piping package.
The company plans to start construction of a catalytic cracking unit in 2012, and estimates its cost at approximately $1.5-2 bln.
Another trade source said there could also be a glitch in the fluid catalytic cracking unit in the Rabigh refinery.

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