Alwyn Kaye - CNRL
Dr. Mahmod Samman - Houston Engineering Solutions
One of the common coke drum failures is the breakage of anchor bolts that hold drums to the concrete support structure. A new patented anchoring system was recently developed to mitigate this failure mode. This presentation reports on the first implementation in industry of this new anchoring system including history of old bolts failure, design basis, and implementation considerations.
Dr. Mahmod Samman is the president of Houston Engineering Solutions. He has thirty years of industry experience mostly in damage assessment, repair, and life extension of coke drums. His state-of-the-art techniques in this field are utilized around the world. A licensed professional engineer in Texas, he has a Ph.D. in Engineering Mechanics from Duke University.