Crude Oil Catalytic Cracking Technology Realizes the Industrial Application

Source: www.gulfoilandgas.com 4/27/2021, Location: Asia

The reporter learned from the Sinopec News Office that recently, the catalytic cracking technology of crude oil independently developed by the Research Institute of Petrochemical Industry was undergoing industrial trials at Yangzhou Petrochemical to directly convert crude oil into chemicals such as light olefins and aromatics. This is the world's first industrial application of crude oil catalytic cracking technology, marking a breakthrough in my country's crude oil direct chemical production technology and becoming the world leader in crude oil catalytic cracking technology.

The catalytic cracking technology of crude oil is one of the technical routes for the direct production of chemicals from crude oil. This technology can skip the atmospheric and vacuum distillation and raw material refining processes of traditional oil refining, and directly convert crude oil into light olefins and aromatics, greatly increasing the output of high-value chemicals such as ethylene, propylene, and light aromatics, while significantly reducing overall energy consumption And carbon emissions. The test results show that the total production rate of low-carbon olefins and light aromatics is increased by two times, above 50%, that is, about 500,000 tons of high-value chemicals can be produced for every 1 million tons of crude oil processed by this technology, which is of great economic value. The successful application of this technology is of great significance for resolving the contradiction between overcapacity and insufficient chemical supply in my country's refining industry.

Li Mingfeng, the director of the institute, said that this technology has opened up a new way for crude oil to produce chemicals. The estimated chemical yield can reach up to 70%, which means that every 1 million tons of crude oil can produce about about high-value chemicals. 700,000 tons. In the future, this technology will be applied to new chemical refineries or the upgrading and transformation of existing catalytic cracking units in refineries, making greater contributions to ensuring the safety of my country's chemical supply chain, alleviating the contradiction between supply and demand in the industry, and helping enterprises to transform and upgrade.


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