Refined Petroleum Products

Bulk Loading Application for Aviation Fuel
Petroleum Refinery Plant

Refined fuels are petroleum products produced from refining processes known as catalytic cracking and fractional distillation. Fractional distillation is a process using a heated distillation column to separate a mixture into its individual components. As a mixture is heated in the distillation column, it will eventually reach the boiling point of each component. When the boiling point is reached, the component will vaporize and separate from the remaining liquid mixture. As the vapor rises, it is separated in another container where it is cooled and condensed back to a liquid.

Catalytic cracking is a widely used refining process. Simply stated, catalytic cracking is a process that breaks down longer chains of hydrocarbons to shorter ones that burn more easily. Unlike thermal cracking, catalytic cracking produces a higher octane gas and higher quality of byproduct gases.

Refined fuels include the following:

  • Gasoline
  • Ethanol
  • Diesel
  • Fuel oil
  • Methanol
  • Kerosene
  • Aviation
  • Lubricating oils
  • Solvents

Corken’s sliding vane petroleum pumps load and unload refined fuels and petroleum products all around the world. Whether it’s a stationary bulk plant pump for aviation refueling, refined fuel truck pump for large bulk deliveries, or smaller pumps for lube and fuel oil delivery trucks, Corken’s sliding vane pumps offer efficient liquid transfer solution.

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