cat cracker


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cat cracker

n
(Chemical Engineering) an informal name for catalytic cracker
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Noun1.cat cracker - a chemical reactor for converting oils with high boiling points into fuels with lower boiling points in the presence of a catalyst
chemical reactor - an apparatus for holding substances that are undergoing a chemical reaction
oil refinery, petroleum refinery - a refinery for petroleum
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Lyondell had decided to extend the overhaul of the cat cracker to eight weeks from its planned six-week length the day before a March 15 fire damaged the tower that provides cooling water to the FCCU.
For the second cat cracker, Emerson will provide a DeltaV control system and integrated DeltaV SIS safety system.
The wooden round studio sitting on stilts, or shed as Tim refers to it, is a work of art itself, and in it he and Sarah built the panorama - crafted by Tim and painted by Sarah, replete with scenes from Pembrokeshire life - including a wedding outside a chapel, protesters outside Pembroke cat cracker plant, the Irish ferry - which have now been painstakingly transferred to the swimming pool beneath and are the basis of the images in the short film.
Cat cracker project at Abadan oil refinery worth almost 600 million dollars and starting the second phase of Abadan oil refinery development plan, worth three billion dollars, are among the other projects of Petroleum Ministry, the official concluded.
In the previous two weeks, PDVSA shut its 54,000 barrels per day cat cracker at El Palito refinery after an electrical outage, and its Puerto La Cruz refinery was also experiencing operational problems.
The Commonwealth will provide grants to help build a high-speed train unloading facility at the refinery, support a major capital project and upgrade the Cat Cracker (FCCU) at the refinery.
Speaking at a press conference in Abadan Southeastern Iran, engineering manager of the project, Abdolhamid Taghizadeh, said that gasoline production capacity of the refinery had already been increased by four million liters per day by launching cat cracker unit of the project and rose to 6 million liters per day by startup of the alkylation unit.
The cat cracker repair will take at least a month from now because we have to fly parts in from abroad," a refinery spokeswoman said.
The refinery relies effectively on two plants with redundant units except for the cat cracker.