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VISCOSITY BREAKING [1 record]

Record 1 2002-08-05

English

Subject field(s)
  • Crude Oil and Petroleum Products
  • Oil Refining
DEF

Mild thermal cracking process where the lower molecular mass products are retained in the resulting product, thus reducing its viscosity when compared to the feedstock. [Definition standardized by ISO.]

OBS

visbreaking: term standardized by ISO.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Pétroles bruts et dérivés
  • Raffinage du pétrole
DEF

Craquage thermique peu sévère au cours duquel les produits de masse moléculaire plus basse sont maintenus dans le produit final, ce qui conduit à un abaissement de la viscosité par rapport à celle de la charge d'alimentation. [Définition normalisée par l'ISO.]

OBS

Le terme «viscoréduction» est officiellement recommandé par le gouvernement français.

OBS

viscoréduction : terme normalisé par l'ISO.

Spanish

Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Petróleo bruto y derivados
  • Refinación del petróleo
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