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Malcolm T McCants: Method for production of hydrocarbon diluent from heavy crude oil. Shlesinger Arkwright & Garvey, May 5, 1992: US05109928 (108 worldwide citation)

A method of producing hydrocarbon diluent from heavy crude oil, comprises pre-heating the crude oil to produce a heated crude oil, separating in a separator vessel by flashing the heated crude oil to produce a first vapor fraction and a first liquid fraction, thermally cracking in a cracking unit at ...


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Malcolm T McCants: Vis-breaking heavy crude oils for pumpability. George H Dunsmuir, November 28, 1989: US04883582 (107 worldwide citation)

Crude oils are normally so viscous that they cannot be pumped through pipelines without periodic heating. The usual practice is to pump the oil from one heat station to another, with part of the crude oil being used to generate heat. This problem is solved by reducing the viscosity of the crude oil. ...


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Malcolm T McCants: Method for production of hydrocarbon diluent from heavy crude oil. Shlesinger Arkwright & Garvey, May 10, 1994: US05310478 (6 worldwide citation)

A method of producing hydrocarbon diluent from heavy crude oil, comprises pre-heating the crude oil to produce a heated crude oil, separating in a separator vessel by flashing the heated crude oil to produce a first vapor fraction and a first liquid fraction, thermally cracking in a cracking unit at ...


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Malcolm T McCants: Apparatus and method for thermocracking a fluid. Shlesinger Arkwright & Garvey, August 29, 1995: US05445799 (5 worldwide citation)

A reactor for thermocracking a fluid comprising a heat exchanger having at least one tube for conveying the fluid stream from a respective tube inlet to a tube outlet while contacting the at least one tube with a high temperature medium to effect heat transfer to the fluid stream sufficient to cause ...