Kumar, K. M.

Hindustan Petroleum Corp. Ltd. (HPCL), Bangalore, India

is a post-graduate in chemical engineering from the India Institute of Technology (IIT) in Bombay. He has worked with HPCL for eight years, with wide experience in refinery operations, research, etc. He is involved in in-house research projects plus collaborative research projects in the areas of residue upgradation and fluidized catalytic cracking.

Visbreaking technology: Is it obsolete, or is there potential for upgrade?

Kumar, P., Rao, P. V. C., Choudary, N. V., Sriganesh, G., Singh, P., Kumar, K. M., Hindustan Petroleum Corp. Ltd. (HPCL)

Visbreaking technology is a well-known, simple thermal cracking process for residual oils.