This refinery was upgraded to include a high olefin fluid catalytic cracking unit
(HOFCC) for converting heavy and light oils to gasoline and other distillates, which added new annual capacities of 2.8 million tons of gasoline and 900,000 tons of propylene, a feedstock for petrochemical products.
Fluid Catalytic Cracking Unit
1 has temporarily lost circulation at around 1245 pm EDT on Friday.
Saudi-based PetroRabigh said on Wednesday that it would delay the restart of its fluid catalytic cracking unit
(FCC) at the 400,000 barrels-per-day (bpd) refinery to end-July from a previous plan of mid-July.
Another trade source said there could also be a glitch in the fluid catalytic cracking unit
in the Rabigh refinery.
The Sohar Refinery, just completed, has a crude oil unit with a capacity of 116,400 b/d and a residue fluid catalytic cracking unit
with a capacity of 75,260 b/d.
A major gasoline-producing unit, otherwise known as a fluid catalytic cracking unit
(FCCU), went down at the facility in February 2015 following an explosion and has since remained under repair.
Its high olefin fluid catalytic cracking unit
(HOFCC), which is still down, is expected to be back in operation by mid-July.- Reuters
The company had closed the fluid catalytic cracking unit
in March for maintenance.
Another project has added a digital control system and a fluid catalytic cracking unit
. These enable the Izmir diesel plant to process 60,000 b/d of crude into EU-specified 2005 gasoil/diesel and generate $80m/year in additional income.
He also said Marathon will shut inefficient units, including a gasoline-making fluid catalytic cracking unit
(FCCU) at the Galveston Bay plant and boilers at Texas City in 2017 and reformer and aromatics units at Texas City in 2019.
Japan-based Cosmo Oil Company (5007.TO) has closed a 24,000-barrel-a-day fluid catalytic cracking unit
at its 100,000-barrel-a-day Sakai refinery in western Japan.
In mid-1998 NIOC offered four projects for the refinery to be built and funded by foreign companies on buy-back basis, so that the plant's capacity is raised to 600,000 b/d: modernising the central fluid catalytic cracking unit
(FCCU) built by Foster Wheeler in 1950 and raising its capacity from 40,000 to 60,000 b/d; building a 70,000 b/d vacuum distillation unit (VDU); building a 25,000 b/d visbreaker; and building four desalting units with a total capacity of 525,000 b/d.