Non-invasive flow measurement with emphasis on coker resid flow

This one day course will explore the available options for one of the more difficult flow measurements in the refinery, identifying the advantages and shortcomings of different technologies, with the goal of determining best practice for your particular situation.

RefComm® - Non-invasive flow measurement with emphasis on coker resid flow

Mon, May 8 2017

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You Will Learn

  • Current technologies
  • Advantages/disadvantages of each
  • Successful Installation tips
  • Methods of failure and how to avoid them
  • Best case application for your situation

Who Should Attend

Instrument Technicians, Instrument Engineers, Process Engineers, and Unit & Maintenance Supervisors concerned with accurate and dependable resid flow measurement.


Attendees will be asked to describe their location’s resid flow measurement methodology.

Your Instructor

Charlie Smith 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.


Payment is due prior to the start of the seminar by Visa, Master Card, American Express, bank wire transfer or corporate check. Training fees will be charged to your credit card at the time of registration unless other arrangements have been made. Make checks payable to “ Inc”.

Refund Policy

Fees are fully refundable until April 17, 2017 (three weeks before the event), after which a $200 USD fee will be charged for cancellations. Registering for this training course prior to April 17, 2017, will help maximize the probability that the course will proceed as planned.  Cancellations after May 1, 2017 (1 week before class until 24 hours before class) are charged a 50% fee. All other cancellations and no-shows are non-refundable.  Substitutions are allowed.  Submit all cancellations and transfers in writing, by email or by fax.

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