Gaskets for Fluid Catalytic Cracking Units (FCCU) and Hydrocracking
The increase in fuel standards, operational efficiency and stress on green resources is expected to contribute to the increase in fluid catalytic cracking requirements. This demand to increase yield requires an increase in temperature putting pressure on the performance of any sealing materials and potentially compromising safety.
Choosing the right sealing solution for fluid cracking catalytic units
The operational challenges of producing gasoline through FCCU calls for a focused approach to gasket selection. In this technical paper we describe the sealing challenges caused by the increase in temperatures highlighting the ‘hotspots’ where traditional sealing solutions are known to cause joint failure.