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Oil Refinery

Synopsis
Discusses crude oil, its properties and products that can be made from it. Archive film outlines the history of oil refineries. The main section consists of a non-technical survey of refinery techniques: distillation, cracking (including cat-cracking and cat-regeneration), hydro-cracking, reforming, purification (sulphur removal), dewaxing, blending, quality control, automation of processing and safety procedures. Considers anti-pollution methods (including noise abatement) and the transportation of products.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of production
1980
Availability
Out of distribution
Uses
Introductory courses. Also schools. *CHEMSOC
Subjects
Technology
Keywords
petroleum industries

Credits

Director
Roland Lewis

Distribution Formats

Type
Film
Format
16mm

Production Company

Name

Shell Video Library

Contact
Jane Poynor
Email
jane.poynor@shell.com
Phone
020 7934 3318
Fax
020 7934 4918
Address
PAC/231
Shell Centre
London
SE1 7NA

Distributor

Name

Shell Film Services

Contact
Jane Poynor
Email
Filmservices@Shell.com
Web
http://www.shell.com/ External site opens in new window
Address
Shell International
Creative Solutions
Shell Centre
London
SE1 7NA
Notes
The Shell Film Unit collection has been deposited in the BFI’s National Film & Video Archive

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