Earth, Atmosphere & Environment Sciences, Engineering Sciences


Visbreaking of Petroleum Residual Fractions Soaker Mode


Earth, Atmosphere & Environment Sciences, Engineering Sciences

Focus Area:

Visbreaking of Petroleum Residues

Social Benefits:

Soaker visbreaking requires smaller furnace and less waste heat recovery equipment leading to a capital saving of 10-15 percent , Fuel consumption in case of soaker visbreaking is approx 15 percent ower than that for coil visbreaking , Increased cycle length , To upgrade soaker visbreaking technology by providing internals in soaker drum

Developing Agency:

CSIR-Indian Institute of Pertroleum (IIP), Uttarakhand

Technology Readiness Index:

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Brief Description

Description :

Visbreaking of Petroleum residues is done by mild thermal cracking for production of fuel oil with reduction of viscosity, improved pour point stability and for up-gradation of residual fractions

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