Cars running on gasoline have been with us for almost 140 years. For the next quarter of a century, over fifty percent (50%) of cars will continue to run on this fuel. Fluid catalytic
cracking (FCC) is one of the most important conversion processes used in petroleum refineries. It is widely used to convert fractions of crude oils into primarily gasoline. It also produces
olefinic gases, and other products.
Compared to conventional thermal cracking, the catalytic cracking process provides more economic value by producing: (a) more gasoline with a higher octane rating, and (b) byproduct
gases that have more carbon-carbon double bonds (i.e. more olefins).
We have over 30 years experience successfully planning and executing FCC turnarounds, revamps, and regenerator-head replacements with teams peaking up to 1000 people—managed
and staffed by D&D. Our involvement in supporting our clients when it comes to FCCU projects covers the entire plant lifecycle. We remain involved after projects for at least three years at a
time providing operations and maintenance support ensuring a soft landing after construction is completed. When it comes to FCC unit projects, three things are known to each D&D
Safety First. We do not tolerate anything less than zero lost-time accidents.
Quality Assurance. Reliability during operations is key.
Time-to-market. Every second matters. We plan smart and do not miss any opportunity to move the critical path in.