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Abstract

Future directions in the evolution of fossil fuel feeds, product demands, operating strategies, and conversion - refining processes are described. The constraints which are imposed upon processes by present day materials of construction are investigated and process schemes are reviewed in some detail. Attention is called to the adaptation of petroleum processes for synfuels production and to the overlap of materials problems and requirements between those fields. Recommendations are made on major needs for improvement, and guidance is given on respective leads and R & D focus areas for alloys, coatings, ceramics, and inspection - monitoring techniques. The long lead time for developing advanced materials to a state of commercial readiness forewarns that the materials community must aggressively push ahead with R & D effort to ensure that equipment will be available for the new processes on the horizon.

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Authors: SORELL G, EXXON RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING CO. FLORHAM PARK, NEW JERSEY (USA);JRC PETTEN ESTAB. (THE NETHERLANDS);HUMPHRIES M J, EXXON RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING CO. FLORHAM PARK, NEW JERSEY (USA);JRC PETTEN ESTAB. (THE NETHERLANDS);BULLOCK E, EXXON RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING CO. FLORHAM PARK, NEW JERSEY (USA);JRC PETTEN ESTAB. (THE NETHERLANDS);VAN DE VOORDE M EXXON RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING CO. FLORHAM PARK, NEW JERSEY (USA), EXXON RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING CO. FLORHAM PARK, NEW JERSEY (USA);JRC PETTEN ESTAB. (THE NETHERLANDS);JRC PETTEN ESTAB. (THE NETHERLANDS), EXXON RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING CO. FLORHAM PARK, NEW JERSEY (USA);JRC PETTEN ESTAB. (THE NETHERLANDS)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 9707 EN (1985) MF, 69 P., BFR 150, BLOW-UP COPY BFR 345, EUROFFICE, LUXEMBOURG, POB 1003
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