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Instrumentation & Electrical

Instrumentation & Electrical (I&E)

Instrumentation & Electrical equipment are critical to all aspects of refining.


Expand your knowledge of industry profitable practices, new technology and lessons learned for existing and new plants. RefComm® emphasizes best practices with the latest operational and technological advances from both a local and worldwide perspective with multiple opportunities for networking.

Training Classes – Galveston, TX

May 8, 2017

Charlie SmithNon-invasive flow measurement with emphasis on coker resid flow
Instructor: Charlie Smith & Various technical suppliers

May 9, 2017

Charlie SmithMOVs – Developing a maintenance strategy for Motor Operated Valves with emphasis on coker structure, tank farm and emergency block valves
Instructor: Charlie Smith

May 10, 2017

Charlie SmithI&E World Class Reliability
Instructor: Charlie Smith Just added. Description coming soon.

May 11, 2017

Charlie SmithPreventative Maintenance Primer with Emphasis on Sulfur Instrumentation
Instructor: Charlie Smith & Other presenters


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Learn from the Expert

Charlie Smith Charlie Smith received his initial education in Electrical and Electronic Theory and Application from the US Air Force AETC, Biloxi, Mississippi.  After completing 4 years of military service, he spent the next several years maintaining radar, communication, and navigation systems.  In 1985 Charlie became the President of Harbor Electronics in Blaine, Washington until joining the Instrument & Electrical Reliability group at the ARCO (now BP) Cherry Point Refinery in Washington State in 1991.

While working in the Cherry Point Refinery Charlie had a broad range of responsibilities with Instrumentation and Electrical systems.  He helped author the site I&E Mechanical Integrity Policy, the Electrical Safety Policy, and in developing critical instrument PMs.  Charlie developed routes, frequencies, and testing methods for predictive and preventive maintenance of motors, transformers, MCCs, and other plant electrical equipment.  He has participated in all phases of substation construction from design to commissioning, and developed material and taught Primary and Advanced Power Distribution classes to Cherry Point I&E personnel.

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