Conference Presentations – Budapest

Presenting in Budapest
Presentation topics for RefComm® Budapest are categorized in 3 tracks: Delayed Coker, Fluid Catalytic Cracker and Sulfur Recovery (amine, sour water, claus and tail gas). This is an excellent opportunity for Operators and Solution Providers to share Lessons Learned, Best Practices and new technologies to optimize productivity and safety.

Delayed Coker

Delayed Coker

Approved Presentations

Coke Drum Reliability and Repair
This block of presentations will be followed by a panel discussion / Q&A with the participating presenters.

Topics Requested by Refining Companies 

  • How to Solve a DCU Hotspot

Seeking Presenters and Topics of Interest

  • Case Study on solving hot drum issues
  • Energy Efficiency best practices
  • Product specifications for internal and external customers
  • Optimizing coke handling equipment
  • Inspection insights before and during turnaround
  • Coker Crane Reliability
  • Coping with EURO 5 and 6 specifications
  • The effect of the IMO 2020 target of 0,5% sulfur content of transportation fuels
  • How lower Fuel Oil specs affect FCC/Coker operations
  • Data, automation and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)/ Industrie 4.0
  • Biofuels processing in FCC/Coker
  • Breakout Discussion Groups
    • Furnaces: Fouling, design, feedstock, steam, hot spots, pigging, spalling
    • Safety: Egress, Power loss, Un-heading top and bottom head
    • Maintenance/ Reliability:  Valves, Decoking Valves, Drill water Piping/Bypass valves, Drum Cracking, Maze and pump issues, PM of emergency equipment
    • Operations: Steam Generation in Decoking, Drill stem issues, training, valve interlocks
    • Process:  Managing feedstock, low process velocity, hot drums

FCCU

Fluid Catalytic Cracker

Approved for the Program

Seeking Presenters and Topics of Interest

  • Increasing Propylene Production
  • Catalyst Selectivity Protocols
  • FCC Overhead Isolation Valve and Safety
  • SOx Additives
  • The effect of the IMO 2020 target of 0,5% sulfur content of transportation fuels, implications of Euro 5 and 6
  • Managing the emissions rules changes, especially venting
  • Advanced Process Control
  • Reducing T/A cycles to remain within emissions compliance
  • Operating with different Integrated Operating Windows (IOWs)
  • History of Cracking Paraffinic Naphtha
  • Equipment monitoring to minimize shutdowns vs planned outages?
  • Data, automation and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)/ Industrie 4.0 – the wave forward
  • Safety Integrity Level (SIL) systems and how to set them up and use them
  • Catalyst Management, Additives and Rare Earths
  • Feedstock Issues
  • Corrosion and Refractory
  • Monitoring, Troubleshooting, Optimization, and Operations Issues
  • Turnaround/Maintenance/Inspection/Radiography
  • Revamps New Technologies to Increase FCC Productivity
  • After Your Revamp – Assumptions, Parameters and Operating in the New Conditions
  • Afterburn Lessons Learned
  • Mechanical reliability highlights on the FCC and how are they being managed
    • Vibration monitoring
    • Distance from maximum capacity (is there a safe operating window that is lower than flat out as the new norm)

Sulfur Recovery

Sulfur Recovery

Approved for the Program

Seeking Presenters and Topics of Interest

  • Sulfur Recovery Losses
  • Optimizing Operations
  • H2S Leak Detection and Response
  • Stopping Soot in the Claus Reactor
  • Handling Changes/Trends in Feedstock
  • Dealing with Contaminants
  • Hot Spots Due to Refractory Damage/Improper Installation or Design Issues; Cold Startup Can Cause Corrosion
  • Instrumentation Preventive Maintenance
  • Guidelines on Permits and Event Emissions Caps
  • Heating Configuration and Improvements
  • Increasing Capacity with Oxygen Enrichment or Plant Retrofit
  • Data, automation and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)/ Industrie 4.0
  • Implications of Euro 5 and 6 and Marpol Annex VI
  • The effect of the MARPOL, IMO 2020 target for .5% sulfur content of transportation fuels

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Personnel from operating companies (refiners) who present during the conference program will receive a 50% discount on the conference registration.

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