atmospheric distillation unit

abbr. ADU
The Atmospheric Distillation Unit separates most of the lighter end products such as gas, gasoline, naphtha, kerosene, and gas oil from the crude oil. The bottoms of the ADU is then sent to the VDU (vacuum distillation unit).

Petroleum refining glossary. 2013.

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