Hydrocracking - An Overview

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  • Type:
    Conference Presentation
  • Conference Type:
    AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
  • Presentation Date:
    April 4, 2012
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The paper will present an overview of the Hydrocracking process as applied in the refineries today. It will cover Mild Hydrocracking, Partial Conversion Hydrocracking, Full Conversion Hydrocracking, Hydrocracker/FCC integration, Hydrocracker/Ethylene Steam Cracker integration and Production of Lube Oil Base stock. The paper will review several flow scheme options such as single stage once through, single stage recycle and two stage recycle.


Shankar Vaidyanathan

Shankar Vaidyanathan is Technical Director of Process Technology & Engineering for Fluor in Sugar Land, TX. He works in the Downstream business line in the Fluor Energy & Chemicals division. He provides technology support and subject matter expert consultation for clean fuels, hydrocracking and heavy oil upgrading projects from the conceptual feasibility planning stage to design and engineering. He has experience in designing facilities in North America, Europe and Asia. Before joining Fluor, he worked for Chevron Lummus Global, Lummus Technology Division and Engineers India...Read more

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