Fluid Catalytic Cracking Handbook: An Expert Guide to the Practical Operation, Design, and Optimization of FCC Units

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Gulf Professional Publishing, Jun 8, 2000 - Science - 352 pages
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This thoroughly updated edition of Fluid Catalytic Cracking Handbook provides practical information on the design, operation, troubleshooting, and optimization of fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) facilities. Based on the author's years of field experience, this expanded, second edition covers the latest technologies to improve the profitability and reliability of the FCC units, and provides several "no-to-low-cost" practical recommendations. A new chapter supplies valuable recommendations for debottlenecking and optimizing the performance of cat cracker operations.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Process Description
1
Chapter 2 FCC Feed Characterization
40
Chapter 3 FCC Catalysts
84
Chapter 4 Chemistry of FCC Reactions
125
Chapter 5 Unit Monitoring and Control
139
Chapter 6 Products and Economics
182
Chapter 7 Project Management and Hardware Design
206
Chapter 8 Troubleshooting
234
Appendix 4 ndM Correlations
341
Appendix 5 Estimation of Molecular Weight of Petroleum Oils from Viscosity Measurements
342
Appendix 6 Kinematic Viscosity to Saybolt Universal Viscosity
344
Appendix 7 API Correlations
345
Appendix 8 Definitions of Fluidization Terms
347
Appendix 9 Conversion of ASTM 50 Point to TBP 50 Point Temperature
350
Appendix 10 Determination of TBP Cut Points from ASTM D86
351
Appendix 11 Nominal Pipe Sizes
353

Chapter 9 Debottlenecking and Optimization
276
Chapter 10 Emerging Trends in Fluidized Catalytic Cracking
307
Appendix 1 Temperature Variation of Liquid Viscosity
338
Appendix 2 Correction to Volumetric Average Boiling Point
339
Appendix 3 TOTAL Correlations
340
Conversion Factors
355
Glossary
357
Index
363
About the Author
369
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Sadeghbeigi is the president of RMS Engineering, Inc.

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