steam cracking

steam cracking

[′stēm ′krak·iŋ]
(chemical engineering)
High-temperature cracking of petroleum hydrocarbons in the presence of steam.
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Current ethylene industrial production employs steam cracking of saturated hydrocarbons at 750C to 950C, which means a massive consumption of energy, emitting about two tons of CO2 for every ton of ethylene produced.
They contain a steam cracking unit, which has a value of $2.
It contained the steam cracking unit at a cost of USD2.
Chemical plants produce olefins by steam cracking of natural gas liquids like ethane and propane.
Steam cracking is an uncatalyzed, thermal cracking process used in the petrochemical industry to break down hydrocarbons.
However, the use of lighter feed stock for steam cracking is gradually resulting in a tightened demand/supply scenario, owing to which global players are either expanding their existing capacities or adding new facilities for production.
ethylene and propylene) are currently produced through steam cracking routes, they can also possibly be produced from natural gas (i.
A large share of propylene output occurs either as by-product in the steam cracking of ethylene or catalytic cracking in refineries, it said.
A major source of petrochemicals based on the successful investing of steam cracking rising from raw materials and taking advantage of its derivatives, will be discussed during the workshop.
The value of the torque meter has justified the installation of a second system for the Olefins plant's second steam cracking plant turbine/compressor train in October 2012.
7, 2011 said it was on the verge of signing a contract with Echem to establish a $3bn plant to produce olefins by steam cracking of natural gas.