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Principles of Refining (2 Parts)

Synopsis
Part 1: Distillation, the principal separation carried out at refineries, separating hydrocarbon molecules of both crude oil and partially defined fractions.
Part 2: The ‘cracking’ process - reducing the molecular size of hydrocarbons, and ‘reforming’ the chemical bonds in molecules.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of production
1989
Availability
Out of distribution
Uses
GCSE students.*
Subjects
Chemistry; Technology
Keywords
organic chemistry; petroleum engineering; petroleum industries

Sections

Title
Physical separation
Synopsis
Part 1: Distillation, the principal separation carried out at refineries, separating hydrocarbon molecules of both crude oil and partially defined fractions.

Title
Chemical conversion
Synopsis
Part 2: The 'cracking' process - reducing the molecular size of hydrocarbons, and 'reforming' the chemical bonds in molecules.

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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