Understand differences between thermal and hydrocracking
Successful operation and product yields are controlled by reactions at the molecular level
Optimizing performance from
existing residual upgrading equipment is achieved through
maximum asset utilization. During the upgrade of residual facilities, economic goals of the project required operating at the
upper end of the design envelope due to equipment limitations.
The solution may involved new equipment to remove the
identified bottlenecks. But, budget and investment constraints
can limit funding, and careful prioritization is needed to
justify capital expenditures. Understanding the conversion,
yields and product qualities between competing conversion
processes allows better investment selection. This case history
discusses in detail thermal cracking kineticsa common
link between cokingand residual
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