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November O&GJ article on RFCC & Cooling

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    Charles Randall

    The Current Oil & Gas Journal has article on Resid FCC & Catalysts Cooling that seems to cover several Refineries and might be of interest to some of you.
    Current Issue Table of Contents Oil & Gas Journal:

    [size=-1]Vol 105 Issue 42 Nov 12, 2007 …. The RFCC unit at the Capuava (Recap), Maua, Sao Paulo, refinery, to be completed in
    Operations adjustments can better catalyst-cooler operations
    The resid-fluid catalytic-cracking unit at LG-Caltex Oil Corp.’s Yosu, South Korea, refinery was designed by Stone & Webster and began operations in December 1995. In May 1997, LG-Caltex Oil Corp.’s, Yosu, South Korea, refinery solved erosion and leaking problems in its two catalyst coolers by raising the catalyst level to completely submerge the exchanger tubes in catalyst. The coolers are part of the resid fluid catalytic-cracking (RFCC) unit. This refinery’s RFCC unit has two……….
    link (if you have premium membership to view it online – I don’t) to article OGJ site @

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