It will include a crude distillation unit, single-train residual fluid catalytic cracking
unit, diesel hydrotreating unit, continuous catalyst regeneration unit, alkylation unit, and a polypropylene unit.
Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB), a company involved in the global specialty chemicals industry, is introducing a new technology for the Fluid Catalytic Cracking
catalyst market, called Granite.
The Warri complex is designed to provide decanted oil for production of six grades of carbon black, and propylene monomer from its fluid catalytic cracking
(FCC) unit to produce polypropylene (PP).
In addition the air distributer assembly in the residual fluid catalytic cracking
(RFCC), is the largest replacement in the world to date.
The source described the production cuts on the 48,000 bpd fluid catalytic cracking
unit as 'modest,' but did not give a specific figure.
* Information on crude distillation unit, condensate splitter, coking, fluid catalytic cracking
and hydrocracking capacities by refinery in the country, where available
The upgrade, which involved installing a fluid catalytic cracking
unit and a coker unit to convert heavy fuels to "white products" such as jet fuel, gasoline and diesel, boosted refinery output by up to 40 percent.
Last November two people were severely injured in a fire that occurred at the Residual Fluid Catalytic Cracking
(RFCC) unit of the refinery.
Cal-OSHA inspectors shut down a fluid catalytic cracking
unit -- a device used in refining oil -- where the accident was thought to have occurred, said Erika Monterroza, a spokeswoman for the California Department of Industrial Relations.
Past recipients of the GATE were honored for developing the Synchro 1000 cement additive that protects the environment through chromium reduction; ESE cement additive that increases the strength development of cement; a "Particle Nucleation and Growth Model," an effective tool for new product development and process optimization; fluid catalytic cracking
catalysts that reduce the impact of metals during the processing of crude oil; and, the Reveleris flash chromatography system that integrates light scattering detection with traditional UV-based purification to improve recovery/purity of new drug candidates.
The Houdry process, invented in the 1930s by French-born Eugene Jules Houdry of Pennsylvania, involved using fluid catalytic cracking
for the selective conversion of crude petroleum to valuable gasoline.
Mr Almoayyed hailed Bapco's success in completing planned work last year including T&I on number five crude distillation unit (CDU) and the fluid catalytic cracking
unit (FCCU), the latter completed in less than 33 days, a company record time for a full FCCU T&I.