Provides state-of-the-art information on all processes currently used to manufacture lubricant base oils and waxes-offering practical, timesaving solutions for specific on-the-job problems. Furnishes helpful lists of conversion factors, construction cost data, and process licensors, as well as a glossary of essential petroleum processing terms.
Table of Contents
Lubricant Base Oil in Wax Processing Overview; Crude Oils, Base Oils, and Petroleum Waxes; Lubricant Base Oil Distillation; Lubricant Base Oil De-asphalting Processes; Solvent Refining of Lubricant Base Oil Stocks; Lubricant Base Oil Hydrogen Refining Processes; Solvent Dewaxing and Wax Deoiling Processes; Catalytic Dewaxing Processes; Lubricant Base Oil Finishing Processes; Used Oil Recycling Processes. Appendix 1: Nomenclature; Appendix 2: Glossary of Acronyms and Terms; Appendix 3: Updating Refinery Construction Costs; Appendix 4: Nelson-Farrar Refinery Construction Indexes; Appendix 5: Conversion Factors.