Instrumentation & Electrical equipment are critical to all aspects of refining.
- Avoiding Fired Heater Trips
- Wireless Technology Increasing Effectiveness of Linked Instruments and Analyzers
- Case Study: Heat Tracing Impact on Level Instruments
- Case Study: ‘Too New to Fail Transformer” and In-Service PD Detection
- Case Study: Jet Pump Motor Current Signature Analysis Prevents Loss of Production
- Forum: Instrumentation & Electrical
- 3 Steps to Limiting MOV Problems & MOV Survey
- IE Expert Charlie Smith Talks Motors – Part 1 of 2
- IE Expert Charlie Smith Talks Motors – Part 2 of 2
- Non-invasive flow measurement with emphasis on coker resid flow
- MOVs – Developing a maintenance strategy for Motor Operated Valves with emphasis on coker structure, tank farm and emergency block valves
- Preventative Maintenance Primer with Emphasis on Sulfur Instrumentation
- Monitor asset health such as heat exchangers and process pumps specifically to lessen the surprises of mechanical equipment failure.
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
Non-invasive flow measurement with emphasis on coker resid flow
Instructor: Charlie Smith & Various technical suppliers
May 9, 2017
MOVs – 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
I&E World Class Reliability
Instructor: Charlie Smith Just added. Description coming soon.
May 11, 2017
Preventative Maintenance Primer with Emphasis on Sulfur Instrumentation
Instructor: Charlie Smith & Other presenters
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Learn from the Expert
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.