Presented by Evan Hyde, Delayed Coking SME and Owner of Coking.com
SAVE THE DATE • Wednesday, August 9, 2023 • 10 am CST
In the delayed coking process, it is customary to recapture and recycle the water used for quenching or cooling the coke drum and cutting the coke from the drum. This practice ensures efficient water utilization and minimizes wastage. While a few exceptional cases exist where a once-through water system is employed, they are extremely rare in the industry. When water is lost during quenching, it is replenished from external sources outside the battery limits (OSBL), such as fire water or stripped sour water (SSW).
Given the perpetual recycling of water, it becomes imperative to monitor and control its quality closely. This webinar will provide an in-depth exploration of the typical properties of this recycled water and how it can be effectively managed in commercial delayed coking units worldwide.
Water quality management in the delayed coking process involves a comprehensive understanding of the various parameters and potential contaminants. Parameters such as pH, conductivity, total dissolved solids (TDS), suspended solids, and organic compounds need to be carefully monitored to ensure that the water meets the required specifications.
Controlling water quality involves implementing robust treatment processes and technologies that effectively remove impurities and maintain optimal water characteristics. Settling systems, filtration systems, and other treatment methodologies play vital roles in achieving the desired water quality standards. The webinar will delve into these treatment options, discussing their efficiencies, limitations, and best practices for implementation.
By attending the webinar, participants will gain valuable insights into the management of water quality in the delayed coking process. The information shared will encompass real-world experiences from commercial units across the globe, offering practical solutions and highlighting industry best practices. With a comprehensive understanding of water quality management, attendees will be equipped to optimize their operations, ensure compliance with regulatory standards, and enhance the overall efficiency and reliability of their delayed coking units.
Evan Hyde is the Director of Field Operations for Coking.com, Inc. Prior to co-founding Coking.com, Evan served as president of Telaxe, a coker consulting firm, and president of C2 Nano Technology, where they researched surface treatments to combat fouling and corrosion issues in cokers and other petrochemical process units. He was a Senior Engineering Advisor for Becht Engineering Co., Inc. in New Jersey, and he has consulted on processing improvement and reliability initiatives for delayed coking clients around the world. He also participated in onsite peer assessments of Coker Units at eight refineries which included improvements in maintenance work practices, process enhancements, and turnaround scope optimization. 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.