Fluid Catalytic Cracking Handbook

3rd Edition

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

Print ISBN: 9780123869654
eBook ISBN: 9780123870049
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 16th January 2012
Page Count: 352
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Fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) is the most common conversion process used in petroleum refineries. It is the process by which petroleum crude oils are cracked (converted) to gasoline, LPG, and other fractioned products such as propylene. The Fluid Catalytic Cracking Handbook provides practical information on the design, operation, troubleshooting, and optimization of fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) facilities. Based on the author's years of field experience, the book introduces the technologies and processes that will improve the profitability and reliability of FCC units, and provides a practical working guide to optimizing FCC processes and operations, including several ‘low-to-no-cost’ practical recommendations, along with troubleshooting advice, recommendations for debottlenecking, and guidance on optimizing the performance of cat cracker operations.

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.


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