- Provided delayed coking and technology knowledge transfer support
to a domestic refiner.
- Provided Flexicoker onsite process support on behalf of the
licensor after the start-up, plus remote follow-up assistance.
Coordinated site visits for licensor's clients to operating units.
- Provided technical consulting regarding specific questions
associated with proposed Delayed Coker modifications based on client
information provided. Cold Eyes review of selected areas of the unit
are also scheduled to follow later.
- Provided onsite FLEXICOKER health assessment and classroom
training in South America and miscellaneous technical consulting
performed under a technical service agreement.
- Providing consultation on delayed coking fouling mechanisms and
the origin of coke solids/fouling deposits, which has drastically
reduced coker heater run length and unit onstream time to unacceptable
- Provided planning and imple-mentation consulting support for a
Fluid Coker unit turnaround (T/A) done at a Oil Sands Upgrading
facility located in Canada during a 9+ month onsite assignment.
Significant work done during the T/A involved making major
modifications to the Reactor internals that were designed to increase
yields and overall unit production. Several recommendations regarding
engineering design and construction details and implementation
procedures were made during this assignment that resulted in
significant time and cost savings during the T/A.
- Completed process support associated with Fluid Coker coke
handling system, baghouse fire incident assessment, and mechanical
support issues in the reactor.
- Prepared a delayed coker unit maintenance guide for a major
international oil company. This guide will include guidelines and
recommendations for operations, inspection, maintenance, and repairs,
primarily concentrating on the coker drums.
- Completed high level fluid coker fluid solids section
debottlenecking study and cost estimate.
- Recommendations were provided that will reduce the time needed to
replace the support skirt of an existing delayed coker drum. The new
skirt design will have slots in the upper portion in order to increase
its flexibility, reduce local thermal stresses, and significantly
increase the estimated cycle life without cracking at the
skirt-to-shell junction. Finite element analyses were used to identify
the maximum number of skirt sections that can be simultaneously
removed to permit their replacement with the new design, thus reducing
the estimated turnaround time by about a week.
- Performing fluid coker on-site test run support, and a high level
fluid solids section debottlenecking study based upon the results of
the performance test.