Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) in Petroleum Refining

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The catalytic cracking process, commercialized in 1942, has undergone numerous changes. It is the most important refinery process in that it converts the heavy portion of the crude barrel into transportation fuels. The main changes in catalysts, equipment and operations are covered along with the versatility of the process to handle a wide variety of feeds and produce the desired products. The FCCU is the bridge between refining and petrochemicals and the new FCC processes that fill this gap are presented here.


Fluid catalytic cracking Catalytic cracking Development of catalytic cracking Catalytic cracking equipment and operation Cracking catalysts and additives 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Technip-Stone & WebsterHoustonUSA
  2. 2.Warren Letzsch Consulting PCEllicott CityUSA

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