Vera Predescu - OMV Petrom Refinery
Dr. Wolfgang Paul - Ruhrpumpen GmbH
Romania has a long tradition and several DCUs of special Romanian/Russian style.
OMV Petrom executed a large revamp and modernization of their DCU.
Major steps were
- Semi-automatic bottom deheading system
- Automatic top deheading valves and Automatic Cutting tools
One major step was the modernization of the deheading system. As there was no possibility to install valves, other options had to be considered.
Company Ruhrpumpen, which designed, manufactured and installed already semi-automatic deheading systems, carried out a specialized system for top and bottom at the existing coke drums.
A large increase in safety and an improvement in operation has been achieved.