hydrocracking


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hydrocracking

[′hī·drō‚krak·iŋ]
(chemical engineering)
A catalytic, high-pressure petroleum refinery process that is flexible enough to produce either high-octane gasoline or aviation jet fuel; the two main reactions are the adding of hydrogen to petroleum-derived molecules too massive and complex for gasoline and then the cracking of them to the required fuels; the catalyst is an acidic solid and a hydrogenating metal component.
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Keywords: Jet fuel range alkanes, Hydrocracking, Waste cooking oil, Packed bed reactor.
location to test the technical and economic viability of the company's patented Vacuum Resid Slurry Hydrocracking (VRSH) refining process.
The agreement with CLG is for the hydrocracking technology at the heart of the plant needed to convert the heavy crude oil into diesel suitable for the European market.
Conversion processes are typically a refinery's largest consumer of chemicals, particularly in catalytic cracking and hydrocracking applications.
Hydrocracking, under conditions of extreme temperature and pressure in the presence of a catalyst, converts aromatic molecules into saturated paraffins.
According to UOP, the alliance will look to provide customers a broad portfolio of process and catalyst offerings for middle distillate hydrotreating, vacuum gas oil hydrotreating, mild hydrocracking, hydrocracking, and fixed-bed residue hydrotreating.
Sasol will link its slurry-phase distillate process with Chevron's hydrocracking technology called Isocracking.
The Hydrocracking process being one of the most up-to-date and complex processes in the refining industry it will be a suitable processing industry for developing the skills of Pakistani technical personnel.
Facilities to be added under the Bapco Modernisation Programme (BMP) include residue hydrocracking, hydrocracking, hydro-desulphurisation, crude and vacuum distillation, hydrogen production, hydrogen and sulphur recovery, tail gas treatment, sour water stripping, amine recovery, bulk acid gas removal and amine recovery units and facilities for the recovery, solidification and handling of sulphur.
Tenders are invited for Selection of a subcontractor for the implementation of engineering and geological surveys for the object of JSC Mozyr Oil Refinery "Complex of hydrocracking of heavy oil residues.
With a significant increase in investment by refiners for fixed bed resid hydrotreating and ebullating bed resid hydrocracking process technologies, the new ART plant will be designed to meet the increased catalyst requirements for these units, which are licensed and already under construction.