Petrol and fuels are a few substances essential for the functioning of the entire industry and commercial transport and non-commercial of the modern world. Thanks to these fuels, planes can fly, trucks can roll and the boats can sail. Additionally fuel allows the operation of many of the machines and devices that we use for the manufacture of products in the industries of today. All this wouldn’t be possible unless there is petroleum coke. Petroleum coke is the product that results from the petroleum refining and is what allows the use of all the advantages mentioned.
As already stated, petroleum coke is the product that is entirely the industrial process of the petroleum refining that is made in oil refineries operating from several years ago. In other words, petroleum coke is already refined petroleum which comes ready for use as fuel in different means of transport and all machines that are used in modern industry. However there is only one type of petroleum coke but that there are several kinds of this same. There are different types of refined petroleum, i.e. of petroleum coke. So, there are combustion petroleum coke, regular petroleum coke, petroleum needle coke and carburetion petroleum coke. Each of these types of petroleum coke has a different function and has different types of use. Also, the obtaining of one or another kind of petroleum coke not only depends on the way as this has been refined, but it also depends on the quality of the oil that has been extracted from the oil wells.
Thus the quality of crude oil depends on the well where this has been extracted. There are several processes by which different types of coke of petroleum can be obtained. Thus, strictly speaking, there is a special process for the obtaining of petroleum coke making at a place called refinery. There is another process to obtain petroleum coke which is called delayed coking unit. Other known for petroleum coke yielding through refining process is the so-called solera calciner. Through each of these processes for obtaining petroleum coke is that the fuels we use in today for the functioning of our devices obtained. Obtaining petroleum coke is a specialised industrial process for which it is necessary to have both the machinery necessary to succeed as a technology and qualified personnel who can carry out the task of achieving the petroleum coke. Since this process is very specialized and have these requirements, many countries that have good oil wells do not have refineries or industrial and technical equipment necessary for the obtaining of refined oil. That is why these countries are forced to sell their oil in raw form so that other countries processed into petroleum coke. This measure is especially costly for these countries, since they sell crude oil then having to buy this same oil at a price higher.