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  • Cracking: the process of breaking down larger molecules of hydrocarbons into smaller ones. When this is done by heating the oil it is known as ‘thermal cracking’. If a catalyst is used it is known as ‘catalytic cracking’.
    • The main type of cracking technology used in refining are, Visbreakers, FCCs, Hydrocrackers and Cokers

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