Refining and Distillation

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 Petroleum refining is method of chemical engineering and altered with accessories acclimated in petroleum refineries which can help to convert crude oil into useful products such as liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), petrol, kerosene, jet fuel, diesel oil and ammunition oils. Usually crude petroleum is heated and converted into gas. The hot gas are flow into the bottom of a distillation column and became cooler as they move up to the height of column. As the gases cool below their boiling point, they get condensed into liquid. The liquid are then flowed into distillation column at certain heights, ranging from heavy residues at the base, raw diesel fuels in the mid-sections, and raw gasoline at the top. These fractions are then processed to make several various finished product.

The fraction of petroleum found to be uses overall, the highest demand is for gasoline. The crude petroleum of one barrel contains 30-40% gasoline. Transportation demands acquires over 50% of the crude oil be transformed into gasoline. Due to this demand some petroleum fraction converted into gasoline.

This techniques was determined by breaking down greater molecules of heavy heating oil and resides; retransforming the molecular structures of low quality gasoline molecules; then the  isomers reorganising the atoms in a molecules due to that the product has same chemical formula but difference in structure, such as converting normal butane to isobutane.

  • Gasoline, diesel oil & kerosene
  • Heating Oil and engine oil
  • Fuels and Renewables Policy
  • Refineries
  • Oil and Gas Diversification
  • Crude Oil
  • Liquefied Petroleum gas

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