Refiner Improves FCC Yields Using Latest Process Technologies

Steve J. McCarthy, Mike F. Raterman, Chris G. Smalley Mobil Technology Co. Paulsboro, N.J. Joe F. Sodomin Mobil Oil Corp. Paulsboro, N.J. Rik B. Miller M.W. Kellogg Technology Co. Houston At Mobil's Paulsboro, N.J., refinery, implementing strategic technology upgrades has improved the contribution of the fluid catalytic cracking unit (FCCU) to overall refinery profitability by $0.76/bbl, resulting in short payouts of FCC feeds.. Mobil Oil Corp. and M.W. Kellogg Co. have jointly developed a number of advanced process technologies for fluid catalytic cracking (FCC). These technologies include: closed cyclones to reduce post-riser th...

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