cat cracker

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Synonyms for cat cracker

a chemical reactor for converting oils with high boiling points into fuels with lower boiling points in the presence of a catalyst

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The oil giant is to replace a "cat cracker" waste converter unit destroyed by fire three years ago at their Grangemouth oil refinery, in Stirlingshire.
Speaking at a press conference in Abadan Southeastern Iran, engineering manager of the project, Abdolhamid Taghizadeh, said that gasoline production capacity of the refinery had already been increased by four million liters per day by launching cat cracker unit of the project and rose to 6 million liters per day by startup of the alkylation unit.
"The cat cracker repair will take at least a month from now because we have to fly parts in from abroad," a refinery spokeswoman said.
The incident happened in the catalytic-cracking unit, a stand-alone part of the complex known to workers as the "cat cracker".
"Whether they repair the cat cracker depends on if the conversions are complete," one of the sources said.
The refinery's cat cracker is operating at around 70,000 bpd, said union leader and government critic Ivan Freites.