The petroleum refining process is a marvel in how it converts crude oil into so many usable and valuable products and feedstocks for other products. If you're unfamiliar with the refining process or beginning your experience journey in the industry, I highly recommend...
fluid catalytic cracking
A Primer on Refinery Operations
If you're not in the oil refining business the names of the process units, such as cat crackers, can sound quite exotic. Emerson's Tim Olsen, a consultant on the refining industry team, wrote a great AIChE Chemical Engineering Progress article, An Oil Refinery...
Diagnostic Opportunities in FCC Units
A reader who came upon one of the posts in the abnormal situation prevention category asked about ways early fault detection could reduce unplanned downtime in a refinery fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) unit. I turned to Emerson's Gary Hawkins, a consultant on the...
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