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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The Memphis refinery was adversely affected by problems with operation of the newly expanded cat cracker during the last two months of the year.
This is a reflection of a combination of dynamic buildup of petrochemical capacities and comparatively slower cat cracker expansions in refineries.
John Rogers, general manager of BP Oil's Grangemouth refinery, said, "This project represents a further major stage of the refinery's `repositioning strategy' following the announcement last year of the cat cracker revamp.
20 /PRNewswire/ -- R-C Europe, a Research- Cottrell company and a subsidiary of Air & Water Technologies Corporation (AMEX: AWT), has been awarded a contract to install an electrostatic precipitator and its auxiliary components for a fluid cat cracker unit at Shell's Berre, France, refinery.
While 1994 included major scheduled turnaround programs on Tosco's two most important units, the coker at Avon and the cat cracker at Bayway, 1995 will have major maintenance on the cat cracker at Avon, and 1996 currently is free of major maintenance on principal conversion units.
desulfurizing heavy hydrocarbons such as cat cracker feeds.
The contract represents R-C Europe's first ESP design for a fluidized cat cracker unit in Italy.
Refinery to help us generate high quality LP data for our Crude Fractionation Towers, Fluid Cat Cracker (FCC), and Continuous Catalytic Reformer (CCR).
Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) (San Antonio, Texas) has selected an engineering firm to provide Schedule A design and help redefine project scope for a Fluid Cat Cracker Unit (FCCU) Expansion at its New Jersey refinery.
However, it was decided, in order to reduce product procurement and turnaround costs, to split the turnaround and to continue to operate the cat cracker.
Olefinic liquid petroleum gases produced by the cat cracker, along with butane, will be processed in an alkylation and butamer unit to produce a gasoline blendstock that is a major component of reformulated gasoline.
Although the Delaware City is already capable of meeting the low sulfur gasoline regulations and requires potentially only modest investments for on road diesel, the refinery requires an estimated $175 million for scrubbers for the refinery's coker and cat cracker.