Fresh Feed Input

Represents input of material (crude oil, unfinished oils, natural gas liquids, other hydrocarbons and oxygenates or finished products) to processing units at a refinery that is being processed (input) into a particular unit for the first time. For example:

  • Unfinished oils coming out of a crude oil distillation unit that are input into a catalytic cracking unit are considered fresh feed to the catalytic cracking unit.
  • Unfinished oils coming out of a catalytic cracking unit being looped back into the same catalytic cracking unit to be reprocessed are notconsidered fresh feed.