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.