The building and apparatus for refining or purifying, esp. metals and sugar.
A furnace in which cast iron is refined by the action of a blast on the molten metal.
A facility that separates crude oil into varied oil products. The refinery uses progressive temperature changes to separate by vaporizing the chemical components of crude oil that have different boiling points. These are distilled into usable products such as gasoline, fuel oil, lubricants, and kerosene.
An installation that manufactures finished petroleum products from crude oil, unfinished oils, natural gas liquids, other hydrocarbons, and alcohol.
A plant for purifying metals.
a plant (building) where products such as petroleum or sugar go through a process to purify (clean) them
Facility where precious metals are refined.
an industrial plant for purifying a crude substance
a building and/or the equipment used for refining or processing specific products
a facility used to produce taxable fuel from crude oil, unfinished oils, natural gas liquids, or other hydrocarbons
a factory where crude oil is processed into petroleum products
an article from the Petroleum, Energy and Mining Industries category
an establishment that processes petroleum as defined in Standard Industrial Classification Manual as Industry No
a plant where crude oil is processed
a plant where the crude oil is distilled into various fractions
An industrial plant for purifying crude oil and separating it into its component parts.
A plant in which metal or valuable mineral is extracted from an ore or concentrate. Usually such a plant would be described as an extraction plant or chemical treatment plant. By comparison, refining is the purification of crude metallic products that produce a nearly pure metal product.
A processing plant which produces high purity metal either by electrolysis, electrowinning or fire-refining. In copper and lead production, refining is always preceded by smelting (qv), but for tin, zinc and nickel, smelting and refining blend into one process of recovering marketable quality metal from concentrates. Refiners (and smelters) may also treat scrap materials. In aluminium, a refinery produces alumina.
A complex of facilities where crude oil is separated into light or heavy fractions which are then converted into useable products.
A plant where concentrates or matte are processed into one or more refined metals.
a plant where crude oil is separated into various components, such as usable products or feedstocks.
a plant where the components of crude oil are separated and converted into useful products.
A facility used to process crude oil.
A plan used to separate the various components present in crude oil and convert them into usable products or feedstock for other processes.
Colloquial name to denote glucose syrup and/or dextrose production plant.
A plant used to process crude oil or metals. An oil refinery separates the fractions of crude oil and converts them into usable products. A metals refinery removes impurities, bringing the metal up to designated purity specifications.
A refinery is composed of a group of chemical engineering unit processes and unit operations used for refining certain materials or converting raw material into products of value.