Process of Visbreaking Unit

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    • #750
      DANIYAL SHAH
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      Process of Visbreaking unit?

    • #754
      Nasir Hussain
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      Visbreaking is a type of thermal cracking process that converts atmospheric
      or vacuum residues to gas, naphtha, distillates, and fuel oil. Visbreaking reduces the quantity
      of cutter stock (distillate) required to meet the fuel oil specifications.
      A visbreaker is a processing unit in an oil refinery whose purpose is to reduce the quantity of residual oil produced in the distillation of crude oil and to increase the yield of more valuable middle distillates (heating oil and diesel) by the refinery. A visbreaker thermally cracks large hydrocarbon molecules in the oil by heating in a furnace to reduce its viscosity and to produce small quantities of light hydrocarbons (LPG and gasoline). The process name of “visbreaker” refers to the fact that the process reduces (i.e., breaks) the viscosity of the residual oil.
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    • #760
      Nasir Hussain
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      The simulation of a commercial visbreaking unit supports the optimization of the unit’s performance. The visbreaking unit utilizes vacuum residue as a feed and converts it into fuel oil.

      https://www.digitalrefining.com/article/1000396/simulation-of-a-visbreaking-unit#.X5A79tIza1s

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