fluid catalytic cracking

fluid catalytic cracking
abbr. FCC
A process for converting high boiling gas oils to lighter liquids, primarily gasoline range naphtha and diesel range gas oils. The most widely practiced refinery conversion process.
A schematic flow diagram of a Fluid Catalytic Cracking unit as used in petroleum refineries

Petroleum refining glossary. 2013.

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