Now, more than ever, while we practice social distancing and isolation to protect ourselves and others, we need our community to support each other. In this spirit, Refining Community hosts eREFCOMM a virtual event for technical sharing and remote networking. The concept will be in the spirit of our favorite live conference activity, the break out session. Every other week, we will have a new short topic and lively discussion around that topic.
- Interactive Webinars
- When: Second and Fourth Thursday of each month
- Time: 8PT, 9MT, 10CT, 11ET (1500 GMT)
- Duration: 60 minutes
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The heater charge pump is arguably the most critical pump in the entire delayed coker. It can also be the most challenging to keep properly ready in standby mode so it is hot and ready when called into action and QUICKLY.
For many years, the only indication for the coke drum level was the Neutron-Backscatter (NBS) type. Then in the 90’s, continuous level gamma source instruments were developed. Their rollout has been gradual for the existing installed capacity and they are the standard on new grassroots units.
Our goal is to keep the coke in the coke drum, right? We are not always completely successful in this mission but one way to keep the drum vapor line clean is to minimize carryover from the drum and quench the vapors “enough” to prevent coke deposition on the ID of the pipe.
Traveling the coking world, we have literally talked to 1000s of operators and opinions vary about the ‘best’ way to switch the drum and steam strip. In this installment of eREFCOMM, we are going to investigate the variety of techniques in place and discuss the pros and cons of various methods.
Thank you to everyone who attended and contributed to the discussion with questions, poll feedback and comments. It was a truly interactive experience. We can only get better from here….. Here are some recaps and critical insights shared during the event.
With eREFCOMM, our goal is to recreate that community feeling of a live RefComm® event but in an online setting. Just like in the live RefComm events, the breakout sessions are ethereal and you have to be there to benefit from the information.