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RefComm 2022 is an excellent opportunity for operators and solution providers to share lessons learned and best practices, as well as learn about how new technologies can optimize productivity and safety. 

The Technical Presentations will run over five days and cover several content tracks, including Sulfur Production and Processing, Delayed Coking, Fluid Catalytic Cracking, and Solvent Deasphalting. All four content tracks will include a mix of presentations and live Q&A sessions where you can engage directly with the presenters.

Running alongside the technical presentations is the popular Vendor Spotlight Presentations. Equipment vendors and technology/service providers play an important role in the safety and reliability of the delayed coking industry. Tuning into the sessions on the Vendor Spotlight Presentations will give access to technology updates, troubleshooting sessions, live Q&A and more. 

The full timetabled agenda will be released in due course, but in the meantime, please peruse the agenda from last year for an idea of what you can expect at RefComm 2022.

AGENDA 2021:

Delayed Coking

Select Presentations:

Center Feed Device Workshop – CIRCOR | DeltaValve

Heater Tube Failure – a US Refining Co.

DCU Fuel Coke: An Environmental Refinery Enabler – Dr. John Clark, Clark Coking Consulting

Delayed Cokers and “Flow” Technologies – An Update – Mitchell Moloney

Isolation Valve Workshop – CIRCOR | DeltaValve

A Coke Drum Bottom Unheading Device with Integral Feed Inlet – Dr. Mahmod Samman, Houston Engineering Solutions, LLC

Coke Drum Life Cycle Management – Premkumar Chinnaraj, Wood

Progressive Learnings from Recent Remote Operating Support – Freddys Guanipa & Juan Sansiviero, Wood

Market Outlook for Anode Grade Petroleum Coke and the Impact of Emission Control on the Cost Structure along the Value-chain – Justin Hughes, CRU | London

A Comprehensive Approach to Life Extension of Coke Drums – Michael Trahan of Chevron & Dr. Mahmod Samman of Houston Engineering Solutions, LLC

Fluid Catalytic Cracking

Select Presentations:

Optimizing and Improving FCCU Performance Through SHARC, Shell’s FCC Kinetic Model – Todd Foshee, Shell Catalysts & Technologies

Shell’s Latest Improvements in FCC Feed Nozzle Technology – a Step Change in Performance – Todd Foshee, Shell Catalysts & Technologies

FCCU Main Blower and Wet Gas Compressor UCP Testing using Dynamic Modeling – Vahe Avetisyan, VVInEx

Optimizing FCC Gasoline Octane / Sulfur Performance – George Hoekstra, Hoekstra Trading Co.

FCC Flue Gas Filtration: Royal Dahlman has the filtration technology for the Oil Refiner to keep up with the future environmental and governmental stack emission regulations – Niels van der Horst, Royal Dahlman & FiltroGlobal LLC

FCCU Frac Tower Bottoms Pump Isolation/ FCC Slurry Pump Isolation – Michael Lemechev, MOGAS

FCC Standby Posturing – US Refining Co.

What is the role of the FCC for the next Decade and how will it differ between each region of the US? – Mel Larson, Becht Engineering

Designing Condensate Drainage From Reboilers – James Risko, TLV Corporation

Eliminate Condensate Bottlenecks in Reboiler Discharge – James Risko, TLV Corporation

Maximizing FCC Profits By Matching Refinery Catalyst Needs in Dynamic Market Conditions – Nihan Dulger, BASF

Sulfur Production and Processing

Select Presentations:

Case Study: High-Efficiency Sulphur Recovery Facility in a Developing Nation - Scott Kafesjian, Wood

Why amine systems fail - Philip Le Grange, Amine Experts

TopClaus® a gamechanger to the industry - Worley/Comprimo

Methodologies for achieving optimized temperature profiles and stable performance in the SRU Reaction Furnace - Uday Parekh, Blasch Precision Ceramics

Hidden opportunity: Maximize reliability of the waterside of Sulfur Recovery Units - Loraine Huchler, MarTech Systems & Elmo Nasato, Nasato Consulting

Utilizing tube wall temperature mapping in high temperature gas-to-gas heat exchangers to mitigate sub-dewpoint corrosion - CG Thermal

Biofuels Integration with Refinery Sulphur Complex – Case Study - Marco van Son, Worley/Comprimo

Reliable CEMS Measurement from Sulphur Recovery Unit - David Inward, SICK AG

Sulfidation Corrosion in a Claus Waste Heat Boiler: A Case Study - Simon Weiland, Optimised Gas Treating

Sulfur pit vent emissions: How to treat them well? - Yves Herssens, MECS DuPont Clean Technologies

Successful SRU revamp with SPLITOXY – Diego Scilla, Siirtec Nigi


Solvent Deasphalting

Select Presentations:

Solvent Deasphalting (SDA) Fundamentals Workshop – Hemendra Khakhar, Wood

Solvent Deasphalting as Residue Upgrading Strategy – A Cheaper Route to Comply with IMO 2020 – Marcio Wagner, Petrobras

Novel Applications that Enhance Existing Residue Conversion Technologies – Michael Fitzgerald & Daniel Gillis, Chevron Lummus Global

Solvent Selection Criteria for Targeted Products in Deasphalting – Gopal Akilla, Wood

Processing Nonstandard Feedstocks – SDA Bottoms, Hydrocracker Bottoms, Visbroken Material, Stranded Fuel Oil – Vincent Frate, Poerner Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH

ROSE – Cost-effective and versatile solutions to improve refinery economics – Aamir Laasi, KBR

What to Do with the Resulting Pitch Stream – Marvin Petit-Homme, IPCO, LLC

From Art to Science, Changing Infrared 180 Degrees – Nagy Wassef, Quest Integrity Group, LLC

Debottleneck Considerations for SDA Units – Gopal Akilla, Wood

Vendor spotlight

Select Presentations include:

Next Generation Tooling Technologies for Coker Vessel Life Extension – Pedro Amador, AZZ Infrastructure

Extended Run Length using Ceramic Coating on Fired Heaters – Sanjay Lodha, Tubacoat

Temperature Measurement in the DCU, FCCU, and SRU – Aaron Nogan, Daily Thermetrics

Reliability and Efficiency for High Temperature Gas-To-Gas Heat Exchangers – Joan Bova and Greg Becherer, CG Thermal LLC

Closed Coke Slurry System – a chance to upgrade an existing DCU within a major TA – Bernd Lankers and Ralf Gast, TRIPLAN GmbH

WaveInjector – Non-Intrusive High Temperature Flow Measurement Solution for Refineries – Heather Slavin & Carolina Stopkoski, FLEXIM Americas Corp.

On-Demand Operational Training: Hands-on Anywhere, Anytime – Travis Duckro, GSE Solutions

Types of Valves for Severe Services containing Heavy Crude Feedstock – Ane Bergaretxe, AMPO Poyam Valves

Optimize Operator and Plant Performance with Dynamic Simulation – Sarah Grace Mitchell & Nathan Leonard, CORYS, Inc.

Plus, additional presentations from: AMPO Poyam Valves; Becht; Blasch Precision Ceramics; CIRCOR | DeltaValve; CIRCOR | TapcoEnpro; CORYS Inc; Flowserve; GSE Solutions; Integrated Global Services; MOGAS Industries; Neles; SchuF Fetterolf; Stress Engineering Services; ValvTechnologies; and Velan Inc.

Interested in presenting in the vendor spotlight? Contact Marlea Stockenberg for more information.