Carbon residue

Also known as: concarbon, CCR, Conradson carbon residue, RCR, Ramsbottom carbon residue

Carbon residue is a measure of the amount of coke residue left when a hydrocarbon stream is completely distilled. CCR is used as an indicator of the asphaltene content of a stream and a predictor of the coke yield when the stream is fed to a coker or FCC.

The two common measures of carbon residue are Ramsbottom (RCR) and Conradson carbon (CCR). Both have units of weight %.

In general, a lower carbon residue is more desirable in a crude grade.

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