Talking Pictures - Oddly Beautiful Refineries

Getting the oil out of the ground is only the beginning.

The common refinery might include:

  • a desalter unit
  • an atmospheric distillation unit
  • a vacuum distillation unit
  • a naphtha hydrotreater unit
  • a catalytic reformer unit
  • a distillate hydrotreater unit
  • a fluid catalytic cracking unit
  • a hydrocracker unit
  • a coking unit
  • an alkylation unit
  • a dimerization unit
  • an isomerization unit
  • a steam reforming unit
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