Fluid Catalytic Cracking Units (FCC Cyclones) are the principal technologies that enable the critical process within heavy oil refining of converting the heavy oils into more valuable gasoline and lighter products. More than half of the refinery's heavy petroleum is processed through the FCC Cyclones, and the FCC Cyclones are also an important source of butene and pentene olefins used in refinery processes.
Our Emtrol-Buell brand has supplied more FCC Cyclones to refineries and petrochemical plants worldwide than any other supplier, so our experience in this area is unequaled. Our FCC Cyclones are designed to enhance separation efficiency, accommodate increased catalyst loading, and are tailored to meet the application needs of refineries and petrochemical plants.
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Reactor Cyclones are cyclone separators used to separate hydrocarbon vapors and stripping steam from FCC catalyst. Reactor Cyclones are constructed from refractory lined carbon steel or low alloy steel or even stainless steel and come in many different configurations.
Reactor Cyclones can be attached directly to the riser with a second stage following in a closed coupled system or can be open coupled. They can also be a single stage cyclone preceded by a riser termination device.