Preventative Maintenance Primer with Emphasis on Sulfur Instrumentation

This one day course includes establishing a baseline, a checklist of items to monitor frequently, like flame scanner, predictive maintenance and Integrity Operating Window (IOW). Instructor: Charlie Smith in coordination with other presenters.

RefComm® - Preventative Maintenance Primer with Emphasis on Sulfur Instrumentation

Thu, May 11 2017

Register $795Brochure & Prices PDF

You Will Learn

  • Criticality of different sulfur instruments to the process
  • Typical failure methods
  • Specific recommended PMs for critical Sulfur instruments
  • Installation tips to minimize instrument problems
  • Identify changes needed to develop a Best Practice Sulfur Instrument PM program at your site

Who Should Attend

Unit Operators, Instrument Technicians, Instrument Engineers, Process Engineers, Planners and Unit & Maintenance Supervisors


Attendees are encouraged to have some understanding of Sulfur Unit operations or their instrumentation concerns.

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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