CATALYTIC CRACKING UNIT
Refining process that converts heavy distilled oils into lighter fractions with greater commercial value, such as gasoline, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and naphtha.
A substance that speeds up or retards a chemical reaction, but whose chemical composition is not permanently changed during the process.
A plane curve that shows the effects of gravity on the shape of a wire, held in place only by its endpoints.
Simultaneous generation of electricity and thermal energy (heat/processing steam), via the sequential and efficient use of quantities of energy from the same source. It increases the thermal efficiency of a thermodynamic system as a whole.
A physical asset, typically produced through agriculture, mining or a manufacturing process, normally subject to quality or standard classification, and that is traded commercially.
The relationship between economic agents (shareholders, executives, board members) with the capacity of influencing/determining the direction and the performance of a corporation. Good corporate governance assures equal treatment for partners, transparency and responsibility with the results.
A statistical indicator that demonstrates until what point the variation of two indexes is related one to another.