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The advent of modern, automated bottom and top unheading devices, new feed injection techniques, and the push for more production has reduced cycle times on coke drums and created new life cycle issues. It is more important than ever for refiners to receive the latest updates on coke drum technology and to continue to discuss and develop “Best Practices”.
Participants will hone skills needed to understand coke drum mechanical and structural failure modes, manage their integrity in an efficient manner, and improve reliability, performance, and safety. This will minimize costs while providing technology, procedures, and techniques to assist the plant engineer and inspector in decreasing downtime and increasing profitability.
In this course, taught in Spanish with Portuguese interpretation, Participants will hone skills needed to understand coke drum mechanical and structural failure modes, manage their integrity in an efficient manner, and improve reliability, performance, and safety. This will minimize costs while providing technology, procedures, and techniques to assist the plant engineer and inspector in decreasing downtime and increasing profitability.
You Will Learn
- Pressure Vessels
- Overview of structural failure modes in Coke Drums
- Overview of RP API 579 for Coke Drums
- Overview of API 934G
- Recommended Practice
- Overview of Coke Drum Metallurgy
- Review of Coke Drum Design History
- Life Management
- Laser Scanning
- Bulge Severity Assessments
- Benefits of Strain Gauge and Temperature Monitoring
- Skirt Assessments
- Cone Assessments
- Evaluating Cracks
- Repairing Cracks
- Installing Unheaders
- Reducing Fatigue Damage with Process Changes
- Developing Long Term Operation Plans
- Developing Inspection Plans
- Coke Drum Inlet Flows
- Developing Repair and Replacement Plans
- Coke Drum Vibration
- Anchor Bolts
Who Should Attend
Engineers, managers, and inspectors that are involved with the operation, maintenance, design and purchase of coke drums.
Familiarity with delayed cokers.
Julian J. Bedoya, P.E. is a Senior Associate at Stress Engineering Services, Inc. Most of his work has centered on performing analyses of pressure vessels and pipelines to assess mechanical integrity for fitness for service.
He has also installed high temperature strain gauges and thermocouples to obtain measurements for later analyses of coke drums, and has performed numerous coke drum skirt design and analyses using finite element methods.
Presented in cooperation with Stress Engineering Services, Inc. Stress Engineering Services, Inc. is an independent, full-service, engineering consulting firm providing services and solutions to the oil, chemical & refinery and power industries.
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Date: November 5-6, 2018