We have local crudes which are very waxy in nature. The reduced crude from these crudes has a wax content of 40 pct wax and 1 pct asphaltene. The pour point is very high requiring cutter and depressant.
We were thinking of a thermal process like visbreaking or thermal cracking, but this resid is very light and quite a lot of it vaporises at common visbreaking condition unless pressure is increased substantially.
We are trying some pilot runs using makeshift arrangement. Has anyone tried this for light waxy feed and what were the results and operating condition used?