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FCCU Main Blower and Wet Gas Compressor UCP testing using Dynamic Modeling

Facilitator: Vahe Avetisyan – VVInEx


Testing of FCCU main Blower and Wet Gas compressor Control System is always a challenge as all tests and verifications at vendor premises are performed on Simulation mode, without actual compressor or Blower. VVInEx developed special dynamic modeling of the actual compressor based on the actual performance data. This  allows more detailed and precise testing of the Control system prior to the delivery with less critical adjustments on site.

Fouling of Wet gas compressor and scheduling of cleaning / flushing is very important for refiner operations. Data analyzing system developed by VVInEx allows evaluation of fouling degree with further trend prediction and calculation of most economical cleaning / flushing time.

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Posted by: Evan Hyde

Evan Hyde is the director of field services for He previously was president of C2 Nano Technology where they researched surface treatments to combat fouling & corrosion issues in cokers & other petrochemical process units. He was a Senior Engineering Advisor for Becht Engineering Co., Inc. and has consulted on processing improvement and reliability initiatives for coking clients around the world. Prior to joining Becht, Evan worked for ExxonMobil Research and Engineering, as a process engineer, with assignments in research, and troubleshooting for heavy oil upgrading equipment. He holds a B.S. of Chemical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University.

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