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AFPM FCC Roadshow Comes to RefComm!

Lessons Learned from FCC Incidents: Common Threads and Good Practices  

The AFPM FCC Roadshow is coming to RefComm Galveston and we couldn’t be more excited! This workshop will be presented by Richard Grove, an FCC Subject Matter Expert (SME) with the Chevron Global Manufacturing Process Technology Team, and Alex Maller, the Lead Process Engineer for Phillips 66. 

It  will take a deep dive into the common issues of FCC units that can be traced back to the root causes of multiple events in the industry. A discussion will follow of good practices used to minimize the risks associated with using torch oil in the FCC regenerator.  

The goal of this session is a transfer and sharing of knowledge combined with interactive training. Attendees will gain actionable items they can bring back to their sites to improve the safety of their FCC operations.

What is the FCC Process Workshop?

The objective of these workshops, which are held in various regions throughout the U.S., is to package the body of knowledge together in a format that is easily digestible and sharable. Participants will take away ideas for implementation and continuous improvement. 

Attendees will gain knowledge of toolbox familiarity, implementation, working examples and accessible resources. This valuable information will allow them to share the information with their team, create actionable plans, and incorporate those plans to successful outcomes. 

The Workshop Agenda:

Industry Safety Overview

Practice Share Sessions

Instructions and Future Plans

Who should attend?

 Individuals in FCC operations and those responsible for FCC operating procedures and training. Train the trainer!

About the Presenters:

Richard Grove is an FCC Subject Matter Expert with the Chevron Global Manufacturing Process Technology Team. Richard received a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Alabama (Roll Tide). Prior to assuming his current position at Chevron in 2007, Richard worked as the West Coast Regional Manager for GRACE Davison and before that, as the FCC Process Engineer at Chevron Pascagoula Refinery. Richard has given many presentations on the wonderful aspects of FCC Units and loves bringing new people into the FCC family.

Alex Maller is a Senior FCC Engineer with the Phillips 66 Refinery Business Improvement group where he provides advanced technical support to Fluidized Catalytic Cracking operations in the Refining organization. Alex holds a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from Tulane University, New Orleans. Prior to assuming his current position at Phillips 66 in 2023, Alex worked for Technip Stone & Webster for 15 years, where he was involved in all aspects of FCC unit design, troubleshooting and commissioning.

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