US 9,809,766 B2
Process and apparatus for producing and recycling cracked hydrocarbons
Jibreel A. Qafisheh, Prospect Heights, IL (US)
Assigned to UOP LLC, Des Plaines, IL (US)
Filed by UOP LLC, Des Plaines, IL (US)
Filed on Mar. 10, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/642,986.
Prior Publication US 2016/0264889 A1, Sep. 15, 2016
Int. Cl. C10G 69/04 (2006.01); C10G 11/18 (2006.01)
CPC C10G 69/04 (2013.01) [C10G 11/18 (2013.01); C10G 2300/4081 (2013.01)] 17 Claims
1. A process for catalytically cracking hydrocarbons comprising:
feeding a hydrocarbon feed stream to an FCC reactor and contacting said hydrocarbon feed stream with catalyst to catalytically crack said hydrocarbon feed stream to provide a cracked stream;
disengaging said catalyst from said cracked stream;
fractionating said cracked stream into products including a slurry oil stream from a bottom of a main fractionation column;
heating said slurry oil stream;
separating said heated slurry oil stream into a cycle oil stream and a heavy stream under vacuum pressure.