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Evaluation of improvements in petroleum refining technology : incentives, research & development and outcomes

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The Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) process was introduced commercially in 1942; in the half-century of its existence, it has been improved again and again, so that plants today operate on a much larger scale and at a fraction of their original unit costs. This paper provides a methodology for a study of the history of improvements to the FCC process, to understand both their engineering and economic natures.

Improvements in an industrial process can take many forms - new pi...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Oxford Institute for Energy Studies
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Publisher:
Oxford Institute for Energy Studies Publisher's website
Series:
OIES paper
Publication date:
1994-01-01
Paper number:
EE18
ISBN:
0948061812
Language:
English
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2015-03-02

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