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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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.