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November 18 – Optimizing and Improving FCCU Performance through SHARC, Shell’s FCC Kinetic Model

FREE – Wednesday, November 18 2020 (8PST, 9MST, 10CST, 11EST, 1600GMT)

Facilitator: Todd Foshee, FCC Licensing Technology Manager for Shell Catalysts & Technologies


Optimizing and Improving FCCU Performance through SHARC, Shell’s FCC Kinetic Model

Shell has a complete portfolio of FCC licensed technology and services for third party clients which includes SHARC, Shell’s proprietary FCC kinetic model. Developed through decades of research and unit data, SHARC has a proven track record of providing accurate model results through unit monitoring, allowing the FCC engineer to better identify the need for unit improvements and evaluate economic opportunities such as advantaged feeds, catalyst reformulations and the use of additives. SHARC is also capable of being integrated into the refinery online optimizer, to help provide the best refinery margin outcomes. This presentation will discuss SHARC uses and benefits as well as give examples of success.

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Todd Foshee

Todd Foshee is the FCC Licensing Technology Manager for Shell Catalysts & Technologies, located in Houston, TX. Todd is part of a team responsible for the process design on FCC projects for Shell and third party customers. Todd has a BS and MS in chemical engineering along with 25 years of experience in the hydrocarbon processing industry that includes process design, site support and operations.

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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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