The Three Stages of Refining

Three major types of operation are performed to refine the oil into finished products: separation, conversion and treating. Separation In the first step, molecules are separated through atmospheric distillation (i.e. at normal atmospheric pressure), according to their molecular weight. During the process, which is also known as topping (refining), the oil is heated at the bottom [...]

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Types of Refined Petroleum Products

Refined petroleum products are derived from crude oils through processes such as catalytic cracking and fractional distillation. These products have physical and chemical characteristics that differ according to the type of crude oil and subsequent refining processes. Several examples of refined petroleum products and their properties include: Gasoline, a lightweight material that flows easily, spreads quickly, [...]

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