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Delicate Balance in a Tough Environment: Refractory Selection for FCCUs

Mar 04, 2019 / In the News

Petrochemical refining challenges refractory materials to handle not just heat, but abrasion, in changing harsh environments within the fluid catalytic cracking unit. Stephen Karns, application leader for the refinery and petrochemical markets, explores the delicate balance of refractory materials in the heart of oil refineries in the March issue of the American Ceramic Society Bulletin, Vol. 98, No. 2. Click here to read the full article.

Above: Schematic of fluid catalytic cracking unit showing the primary components requiring refractory products.

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