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German translation: gecracktes Rohöl

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14:17 Sep 16, 2000
English to German translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
English term or phrase: cracked crude
I'm not sure if my solution is the right one (gekracktes Rohöl). The sentence is: "Most of these [price increases] are likely to be in products that are closest to cracked crude."
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German translation:gecracktes Rohöl
Explanation:
In den chemischen Patenten haben wir gecrackt immer mit "c" geschrieben. Das Verfahren ist so, dass das Ausgangsmaterial (Rohöl, Gasöl, irgendetwas höhersiedendes, zähes, viskoses, schmierölartiges) mit Wasserdampf oder mit Katalysator oder so erhitzt wird, um die Moleküle zu kleineren Molekülen zu zerbrechen. Sonst hätten wir alle nur Schmieröl und Bitumen für den Straßenbau, aber kein Benzin. AUs den gecrackten Produkten kann man Kunststoffe machen (Ethylen, Propylen, Buten..), die mittleren Fraktionen (Benzin, Flugbenzin, Diesel, leichtes Gasöl, Mitteldestillat etc.) werden zu Kraft- und Brennstoffen, der Rest wird Schmieröl bzw. Straßenbelag. Auf diese Art verschieben sich die Verhältnisse der Produkte, die man aus Öl machen kann.
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nagecracktes Rohöl
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1 hr
see below


Explanation:
gekrackt is richtig, auch Spaltoel etc.


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1 hr
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Explanation:
Ernst generally supports the general idea of your translation with several other "gekrackte" oil terms like:

cracked petrol/gasoline = Krackbenzin or Spaltbenzin

cracked carbon black = Spaltruß

cracked bitumen = Krackbitumen

crack = kracken or spalten

but does not show "gekracktes Rohöl".

Google also shows zero hits for "gekracktes Rohöl" but zero hits again for "Krackrohöl", zero for "Spaltrohöl" and also zero for "Crackrohöl". Changing Rohöl to Erdöl did not help the results, still zero.

"Spaltöl" yielded zero hits but "Kracköl" though yielded this one good hit which seems to fit the context of your other questions:

http://www.erdoelchemie.de/produkte/Krackoel.html

The problem is that "Kracköl" is a residue from the distillation of naphtha that does not even have to come from crude oil. It could come from coal. For that reason I doubt if it is the same as "cracked crude".

Neither Langenscheidt nor Ernst show any realistic alternative to "Rohöl" for "crude" and I have never heard any other translation from my oil company customers. Erdöl minus water, gas and salt equals Rohöl equals crude oil.

I am beginning to think "cracked crude" itself may be wrong. I got no worthwhile hits Alta Vista hits for that in English either. That doesn't help you though, right or wrong you still have to come up with a translation and I do not have one.

Here are two more references that might help a little though:

http://www.vebaheizoel.de/knudsen/content/lexikon/k.htm

http://www.all-in-one.purespace.de/Erdoel.htm


Dan McCrosky
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1 hr
Kracköl


Explanation:
I like the way the German language has of making compound words whenever it gets a chance, so I thought I would see what I could find in Eurodicautom. I found no cracked crude, but cracked gas oil was translated into Kracköl, which I thought might also cover cracked crude.
There is a definition of Kracköl (which didn't help me because I haven't got enought context) at this address, which you might have a look at:
www.erdoelchemie.de/produkte/Krackoel.html



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5 hrs
See below


Explanation:
I am confident that your first translation is correct!

"cracked crude" = gekracktes Rohoel




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11 hrs
gecracktes Rohöl


Explanation:
In den chemischen Patenten haben wir gecrackt immer mit "c" geschrieben. Das Verfahren ist so, dass das Ausgangsmaterial (Rohöl, Gasöl, irgendetwas höhersiedendes, zähes, viskoses, schmierölartiges) mit Wasserdampf oder mit Katalysator oder so erhitzt wird, um die Moleküle zu kleineren Molekülen zu zerbrechen. Sonst hätten wir alle nur Schmieröl und Bitumen für den Straßenbau, aber kein Benzin. AUs den gecrackten Produkten kann man Kunststoffe machen (Ethylen, Propylen, Buten..), die mittleren Fraktionen (Benzin, Flugbenzin, Diesel, leichtes Gasöl, Mitteldestillat etc.) werden zu Kraft- und Brennstoffen, der Rest wird Schmieröl bzw. Straßenbelag. Auf diese Art verschieben sich die Verhältnisse der Produkte, die man aus Öl machen kann.


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Katarina Berger
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18 hrs
Question for Nina Berger


Explanation:
Nina is probably the only one of us who can clear this up. Nina, is "gekracktes Rohöl" perhaps a paradox? I do not know much about this subject, but it would seem to me Crude = Rohöl by definition has not yet been distilled/cracked. After the first cracking distillation, what is left over is no longer Rohöl but some other heavier oil probably known by a different name.

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