SIZE RANGES FROM 2 METRE DIAMETER THROUGH TO 20 METRES
Which can be further extended with custom built rails.
A Fluid Catalytic Cracking Unit has been an integral part of oil refineries since 1942, when it was introduced in the USA. An FCCU accepts chains of hydrocarbons and breaks them into smaller ones in a chemical process call cracking. This allows refineries to utilize their crude oil resources more efficiently, making more products such as Petrol for which there is a high demand.
A continuous FCCU has a primary reactor, a distillation column for separating out the crack hydrocarbons, and regeneration unit for cleaning the catalysts and preparing them for reuse.
Regenerator & Vessel Head turnarounds are the most critical operations in the refinery life cycle and numerous factors need to be carefully considered during project planning, such as:
- Site safety
- Scope of the work
- Cutting methods to be employed and machine tools required
- Establishing capabilities of contracting team
- Mobility of contracting team
- Quality assurance provided by contractor
- Estimated turn around time
- Predicted weather conditions
- Possible disruption to other processes
Bringing all these factors satisfactorily together for a smooth, speedy and ‘event-free’ turn around, particularly in remote or inhospitable areas of the world, can be a major concern for refinery operators.