Fluid Catalytic Cracking Handbook (4th Ed.)
An Expert Guide to the Practical Operation, Design, and Optimization of FCC Units

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352 p. · 19.1x23.5 cm · Hardback

Fluid Catalytic Cracking Handbook, Fourth Edition has been fully updated to provide the most valuable guidance for engineers to enable them to maximize the profitability and reliability of fluid catalytic cracking operations. This practical resource covers all stages of FCC including the design, operation, troubleshooting and optimization of FCC facilities, and the valuable inclusion of chapters on ?FCC Main Fractionator and Gas Plant? and ?Process Engineering Tools? provide engineers with the relevant tools to fully optimize processes and operations.

This book presents technologies and processes that will improve the profitability and reliability of FCC units, and this new edition benefits from the inclusion of a dedicated chapter on ?Lesson?s learned? based on Mr. Sadeghbeigi?s 30 years of field experience and troubleshooting cases carried out. Fluid Catalytic Cracking Handbook provides a valuable reference for both experienced engineers as a quick reference, and gives those who are developing their skills and knowledge trusted information that will help them succeed in their projects.



  • A fully updated practical guide to optimizing FCC processes, filled with real examples that will enable petrochemical engineers to achieve real term savings
  • Now with dedicated chapters on Lessons Learned from troubleshooting cases carried out by the author and FCC Main Fractionator and Gas Plant
  • Both SI and Imperial Units are given throughout
1. Process flow description
2. FCC Feed Characterization
3. FCC Catalysts
4. Chemistry of FCC reactions
5. Unit monitoring and control
6. Products and economics
7. Project management and hardware design
8. Troubleshooting
9. Emerging trends in fluidized catalytic cracking
10. Appendixes: Total correlations
11. n-d-M correlations
12. API correlations
13. ASTM to TBP conversion. Definitions of fluidization terms

Petrochemical and process engineers

Reza Sadeghbeigi is President of RMS Engineering, Inc. a Houston, Texas based engineering firm providing high-level technical expertise in the area of fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) and related processes.
Reza has 35 years of hands-on FCC experience in the refining industry, focusing on technical services, troubleshooting, process design, and project management, including major FCC revamps. A licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.) in Texas and Louisiana, Reza has published technical papers and produced industry seminars on refining and catalytic cracking operations and conducted numerous client customized FCC training courses and public seminars.