Thermal cracking

What is Thermal cracking?

Thermal cracking meaning A refining process in which heat and pressure are used to break down, rearrange, or combine hydrocarbon molecules. Thermal-cracking includes gas oil, visbreaking, fluid coking, delayed coking, and other thermal cracking processes (e.g., flexicoking).

 

reference: Glossary – U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

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