Catalytic cracking describes a refining process by which certain crude cuts are broken down or cracked into simpler hydrocarbon compounds at the molecular level by means of extreme heat, pressure, and exposure to a chemical catalyst. Essentially, the process changes the long-chain hydrocarbon molecules of less valuable crude components into more-valuable shorter-chain compounds.

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"Catalytic cracking" is in the UNSPSC Code "23111503"
Catalytic cracking equipment

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