Starting Up the FCCU with Valves instead of Blinds – Pros and Cons

Presented By

Seeking Facilitators: Operations personnel and representatives from valve companies and/or licensors -

Conference: Galveston 2018

goggle valve imi-criticalTopics of Discussion:

  • Using a google valve or a blind between reactor and fractionator
  • Blind in or out when drying out the refractory
  • Common historical causes of FCC startup damage
    • burp tubes
    • aeration in dip legs
    • pressure bump
    • maintaining velocity
    • carrying catalyst over into the fractionator
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