Mild hydrocracking of FCC feeds yields more fuels, boosts margins

06/10/2002
Mild hydrocracking (MHC) provides a profitable minimum-investment route to achieve incremental vacuum gas oil (VGO) conversion while producing high quality, low-sulfur fuels from FCC units.Refiners with VGO hydrotreating units can retrofit their units for MHC operations with little investment to maximize refinery margins. Refiners without any FCC feed pretreatment should consider investing in an MHC unit instead of hydrocracker.Investments for retrofitting existing VGO hydrotreaters or building new MHC units readily pay out, given increased conversion to valuable fuels and superior product quality.FCC product qualityRefiners blend FCC naphtha and cycle oils with other refinery streams to ...
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