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  • From Lubricants to Packaging Materials: ARS Scientists Just Say "No " to Petroleum
    . Close-up of the additive being placed onto ball bearings before friction test. The additives would provide an alternative to today 's petroleum-based products --and a potentially profitable market for
  • Fluid Catalytic Cracker (FCC) (.pdf)
    and the manner in which they operate their refineries. An oil refinery is an industrial process plant where crude oil is processed and refined into more useful petroleum products, such as gasoline, diesel fuel, asphalt base, heating oil, kerosene, and liquefied petroleum gas. The measurement of hydrogen
  • The push toward lifetime lubes
    Automobiles that never need oil changes? ...Severe-hydrocracked lubricating oils could make all this possible --- at about half the cost of synthetic oils. Conoco's recent $500 million hydrocracking plant turns petroleum crude into Group II and Group III lube oil base stocks. Flow diagrams
  • Lube it for life
    Mechanical carbon machine parts excel where oil-grease lubricants won't work. Sometimes moving parts go into applications that just can 't risk exposure to petroleum lubricants. Nobody wants grease in their corn flakes, for example. Ditto for pharmaceuticals. Mechanical-carbon materials contain

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