Indian refinery presents troubleshooting examples for a partial combustion FCC regenerator

The fluid-catalytic cracking unit at Indian Oil's Gujarat refinery, operates in partial combustion mode. Although this mode is more difficult to operate and control than complete combustion, it operates at a lower regenerator temperature, which has its advantages. Photo courtesy of Indian Oil Corp. Ltd.Click here to enlarge imageOperation of a partial combustion regenerator in a fluid catalytic cracking unit (FCCU) is more complex than that of a complete combustion unit. Several problems and solutions, illustrated in operations at Indian Oil Corp. Ltd.'s Gujarat refinery, in Vadodara, and Mathura refinery in Uttar Pradesh, India, represent common situations associated with FCCU...

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