Straight Run Kerosene

This fraction is usually the first side stream of a conventional atmospheric distillation unit. It may be cut to meet a burning oil specification or become a component in Jet Fuel finished product. Its cut range is usually between 360?F and 480?F. Again this cut range may vary with the required heavy end of the naphtha and the front end of the Gas Oils. In most cases this Kero fraction must meet a flash point specification after it has been steam stripped, and its end cut point is usually set to meet a smoke point specification. Usually the sulfur content restriction is met by hydro-desulfurization, in some cases too the smoke point is reduced by other processes. These subsequent processes are aimed at removing or converting the aromatic content of the fraction. It can also be routed to the Gas oil pool as a precursor
for a diesel finished product.

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