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pe·tro·le·um ben·zin

purified, low boiling fractions distilled from petroleum consisting of hydrocarbons, chiefly of the methane series; it is highly flammable, and its vapors, when mixed with air and ignited, may explode; used as a solvent.

naphtha

/naph·tha/ (naf´thah) any of various volatile liquid hydrocarbon mixtures from petroleum, natural gas, or coal tar, sometimes specifically petroleum benzoin or ligroin; used as solvents, dry cleaning fluids, in synthesis, in varnishes, or as fuels.

naphtha

(1) A petroleum distillation product.
(2) Gasoline (UK); now, more commonly, petrol.

naphtha

(năf′thă)
1. A volatile inflammable liquid distilled from carbonaceous substances.
2. Petroleum, esp. more volatile varieties.
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Naphtha (B-1) is treated in the naphtha hydrotreater.
The hydrocracked products are fractionated into light naphtha (C-1), heavy naphtha (C-2), light gas oil (C-3), heavy gas oil (C-4), and bottoms (C-5).
Feedstock 167 0 169 0 Special Naphthas 45 0 51 0 Lubricants 159 0 158 2 Waxes 19 2 17 (s) Petroleum Coke 792 1 816 -16 Asphalt and Road Oil 318 0 450 1 Still Gas 622 (s) 622 1 Miscellaneous Products 62 1 62 (s) Imports 10,647 193 10,769 114 Crude Oil 8,646 80 8,642 117 Pentanes Plus 6 0 43 0 LPGs 229 8 217 0 Ethane/Ethylene (s) 0 (s) 0 Propane/Propylene 197 3 177 0 Normal Butane/Butylene 29 5 28 0 Isobutane/Isobutylene 2 0 12 0 Oth Hydrocbns/Oxygenates 80 0 68 0 Unfinished Oils 360 61 365 -1 Motor Gas.