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  • n. A chemical engineering plant in which hydrocracking takes place


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  • Inspectors focused their attention on the hydrocracker, which is responsible for processing heavy, sour crude oil into lighter products such as gasoline. - Photown News

  • Refinery spokesman Bill Chadick says a key piece of machinery called a hydrocracker is set to go back online at the refinery later this week.

    KGET: Local News

  • This optimization, together with the construction of the hydrocracker, which is expected to be operational in mid-2012, will enable ORL to maximize the advantage and flexibility of its facilities and to take maximum advantage of the opportunities created by the real economic recovery ".

    The Earth Times Online Newspaper

  • The Meraux refinery is 40 miles from its refinery in St. Charles, La., and includes a 34,000-barrel-a-day hydrocracker and significant hydroprocessing capacity for clean diesel production.

    Valero to Buy Murphy Oil Refinery

  • Valero is paying $1.36 billion to build a new, 60,000 barrel-a-day hydrocracker at its St. Charles refinery in Louisiana.

    Asian Firms Eye U.S. Refineries to Dismantle, Export

  • It paid $325 million for the entire refinery, including its 34,000 barrel-a-day hydrocracker, a unit used in gasoline and diesel production.

    Asian Firms Eye U.S. Refineries to Dismantle, Export

  • Alon USA Energy Inc., a Dallas-based refiner, is planning to build a hydrocracker from scratch at a refinery in California.

    Bottom's Up

  • A hydrocracker works somewhat like a drip-coffee machine.

    Bottom's Up

  • "You can consider the catalysts like the software and the hydrocracker like your PC," says Carl Mesters, Shell's chief scientist for chemistry and catalysis.

    Bottom's Up

  • In 2006, HP signed a deal with Foster Wheller Ltd. to construct a distillate hydrocracker and a coking unit at its 100,000 bbl/d Elefsis refinery.

    Energy profile of Greece


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