Successfully Operating Your FCCU for Operators

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This course is designed for those who operate an FCCU or those working with operators in an FCCU (Environmental, Inspection, Planning & Economics, Reliability, etc….). This course is also designed for an engineer who is new to the FCC process or who wants to understand the day-to-day operations.

You Will Learn

  • Overview of the FCCU
  • Equipment Overview
    • Regenerator
    • Reactor
    • Standpipes and Risers
    • Flue Gas System
    • Fractionator
    • Blower
    • Compressor
    • Heater
  • Heat Balance
  • Pressure Balance
  • Safety Instrumented Systems & Interlocks
  • Troubleshooting & Problem-Solving
  • Learning your unit
  • Startup and Shutdown Procedures and Philosophy
  • PreStartup Preparation
  • Applying Incidents from the FCC

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for those who operate an FCCU or those working with operators in an FCCU (Environmental, Inspection, Planning & Economics, Reliability, etc….). This course is also designed for an engineer who is new to the FCC process or who wants to understand the day-to-day operations.

Prerequisites

An understanding of refining processes and petroleum refinery terminology is expected, having some experience with the FCC unit is helpful.


Your Instructor

Bryan Lewis

Bryan Lewis  Bryan Lewis has 40 years of hands on experience operating a FCCU, mostly recently as the Senior Operations Specialist – FCC at LyondellBasell.

Bryan understands how to operate every aspect of the CatCracker because he worked his way through every job. Bryan started in the seven-man-rotation: 1) The bottom operator who works with cooling and distillation, depropanizer, stripper; 2) Number 1 handles oil compressors, towers; 3) takes care of catalyst transfer, blower, heater, converter port; 4) works with utilities and steam header; 5) boardman who literally ran the board (not the digital touch screens of today), 6) stillman assisted outside operators, ran the unit; 7) shift foreman. He’s also been, project supervisor, gatekeeper (coordinator between maintenance and operations for day-to-day running of the unit in FCC and Oil Movements), operations coordinator for turnarounds, SME of the fluid unit (including PHAs), assisted in writing procedures and training operators on procedures (shutdown, startup and day-to-day operations) and tested operators.

Here’s a man close to iron who is passing on his lifetime of FCC operations knowledge.


Galveston Training
Galveston, Texas
Date: May 7-8, 2018
Price: $1,495.00
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