By: RK Energy
In 2019, RK Energy partnered with New Vacuum Technologies (NVT) to assist in the design and fabrication of a modular solution to create an alternative way of refining petroleum. This was done through a process called “Cold Cracking”. Cold cracking is a technology which processes heavy oils more efficiently without the use of chemical or thermal methods. At the same time, it provides usable products with a far better quality than current methods. Cold cracking is produced by breaking long chains of hydrocarbons into shorter ones. This solution, successfully built by RK Energy, solution minimizes the footprint of the cold cracking process to less than 2,000 square feet. It not only minimizes carbon footprint, making it more environmentally friendly, but also the risk associated with high pressures, temperatures and waste created through conventional refinery processes. It is cost-effective and environmentally friendly.