catalytic cracker


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catalytic cracker

n.
An oil refinery unit in which the cracking of petroleum takes place in the presence of a catalyst.

catalytic cracker

n
(Chemical Engineering) a unit in an oil refinery in which mineral oils with high boiling points are converted to fuels with lower boiling points by a catalytic process. Often shortened to: cat cracker
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Noun1.catalytic 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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Indeck Keystone Energy, LLC custom designs Heat Recovery Steam Generators (HRSG)s, waste heat boilers, Fluidized Catalytic Cracker Units (FCCU)s, solid fuel boilers and specialty boilers up to 1,000,000 PPH and 2,000 PSIG.
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This turnaround will witness a large revamp of the Resid Catalytic Cracker unit, which is the core of the existing refinery.
As part of the programme, a number of process units such as hydrogen plant, visbreaker, fluidised catalytic cracker and crude distillation units will be shut down for planned maintenance work to be completed by May 17.
It will likely start production at its gasoline-making residual fluid catalytic cracker unit next month, the source added.
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