Fluid Catalytic Cracking Handbook

Fluid Catalytic Cracking Handbook

An Expert Guide to the Practical Operation, Design, and Optimization of FCC Units

3rd Edition - January 2, 2012

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  • Author: Reza Sadeghbeigi
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123869654
  • eBook ISBN: 9780123870049

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This new and improved edition focuses on providing practical information and tools that engineers can use to maximize the profitability and reliability of their fluid catalytic cracking operations. The updated chapters and new content deliver expertise and know-how to an industry that faces significant cost cutting in capital expenditure and R&D, along with the retirement of technical specialists who are taking existing knowledge out of the industry with them. This FCC Handbook provides a valuable easy-to-understand resource for both experienced and inexperienced engineers and anyone else associated with the FCC process. This book gives those who need a quick reference, and gives those who are developing their skills and knowledge trusted information that will help them succeed with their projects.

Key Features

  • The only practical approach, with tools and techniques for those with FCC responsibilities to help maximize the profitability and reliability of fluid catalytic cracking operations
  • Updated throughout, with new material focusing on latest developments, the shift to using FCC to process lower quality crudes, and new applied material on troubleshooting
  • Provides a reference for both experienced engineers who need a quick reference, as well as providing those who are developing their skills and knowledge with access to trusted information that will help them succeed in their projects


Petrochemical and process engineers

Table of Contents

  • Dedication
    Preface to the Third Edition
    About the Author
    1. Process Description
    2. Process Control Instrumentation
    3. FCC Feed Characterization
    4. FCC Catalysts
    5. Catalyst and Feed Additives
    6. Chemistry of FCC Reactions
    7. Unit Monitoring and Control
    8. Products and Economics
    9. Effective Project Execution and Management
    10. Refractory Lining Systems
    11. Process and Mechanical Design Guidelines for FCC Equipment
    12. Troubleshooting
    13. Optimization and Debottlenecking
    14. Emissions
    15. Residue and Deep Hydrotreated Feedstock Processing
    Appendix 1. Temperature Variation of Liquid Viscosity
    Appendix 2. Correction to Volumetric Average Boiling Point
    Appendix 3. TOTAL Correlations
    Appendix 4. n–d–M Correlations
    Appendix 5. Estimation of Molecular Weight of Petroleum Oils from Viscosity Measurements
    Appendix 6. Kinematic Viscosity to Saybolt Universal Viscosity
    Appendix 7. API Correlations
    Appendix 8. Definitions of Fluidization Terms
    Appendix 9. Conversion of ASTM 50% Point to TBP 50% Point Temperature
    Appendix 10. Determination of TBP Cut Points from ASTM D86
    Appendix 11. Nominal Pipe Sizes
    Appendix 12. Conversion Factors

Product details

  • No. of pages: 352
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 2012
  • Published: January 2, 2012
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123869654
  • eBook ISBN: 9780123870049

About the Author

Reza Sadeghbeigi

Reza Sadeghbeigi is President of RMS Engineering, Inc. a Houston, Texas based engineering firm providing high‐level technical expertise in the area of fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) and related processes. Reza has 35 years of hands-on FCC experience in the refining industry, focusing on technical services, troubleshooting, process design, and project management, including major FCC revamps. A licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.) in Texas and Louisiana, Reza has published technical papers and produced industry seminars on refining and catalytic cracking operations and conducted numerous client customized FCC training courses and public seminars.

Affiliations and Expertise

President, RMS Engineering, Inc. Houston, Texas, USA

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