Satheesh, V. K.

Indian Oil Corp. Ltd., Haryana, India

V. K. Satheesh is Deputy General Manager at the IOCL R&D Centre. He has more than 17 yr of experience in the development, design, troubleshooting and modeling of refining processes. Mr. Satheesh leads a group engaged in technology licensing, technical services and process development in the area of catalytic cracking. He holds five patents and has published research papers in industry publications and at various national and international conferences. He earned his MTech degree in chemical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur.

Design and troubleshoot the orifice chamber in an FCCU

The fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) process remains one of the most important secondary conversion processes due to its inherent capability to upgrade residual streams and its flexibility to maximize the desired product, depending on market dynamics.