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A ‘Cracker’ of a Craneage Challenge for a Major Operational Oil Refinery

Constructed in the 1950s, the Thermofor Catalytic Cracking (TCC) tower at this major oil refinery was the first of its kind in Australia. Originally developed to produce aviation fuel to support the Allied Forces during World War II, the cracking technology used changed the refining industry by allowing the production of 100-octane aviation fuel in large quantities.

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