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Getting More from your FCCU

Although Catalytic Cracking has been around for a century, and the fluid process was introduced in 1942, the FCC and variations like RFCC continue to evolve with a wider variety of feedstocks in and products out.

FCC RFCC CatCracker Revamps

Many want to increase their knowledge of the FCC, so a diverse group from operations, engineering, maintenance, inspection, licensors, catalyst and equipment providers attend RefComm®. They openly discuss issues and solutions that are common across the various licensors and unit configurations.

For example:

The expert staff includes

Joe McLean | Bryan Lewis | Christopher Dean

Come early on April 29th to 30th to the FCCU Fundamentals training.

Then stay to share, learn and network at RefComm® Galveston for Coker, CatCracker & Resid HydroCracker on May 1st and 2nd.      Get details at

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Posted by: Paul R Orlowski

Paul Orlowski is General Manager for the Refining Community which includes,,, Resid Hydrocracking and SDA. They consult at refineries around the world. They've hosted 36 technical conferences around the globe, trained 1,000's and completed very beneficial consulting and troubleshooting projects. Paul co-founded Inc in 1998 with Gary Pitman. Evan Hyde later joined the team. Besides being an educator and software applications engineer, he worked 18 years at ARCO and BP refineries near Seattle, WA USA. Previously he worked for Science Applications International Corporation and Dealer Information Systems. In 2019 look for #RefComm Galveston Coking | CatCracking | Resid Hydrocracking and RefComm® Rotterdam Coking | CatCracking. In 2020 Galveston; Gdansk, Poland and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Singapore.