Massimo Capra - Aggreko
Rapid fouling of heat transfer equipment in amine scrubbing systems reduces performance, especially during the hot summer season. Reduced acid gas absorption capacity can force cutbacks in crude throughput at the front end of the refinery, an extremely costly step. To mitigate, plants have the ability to utilize engineered, temporary cooling solutions to deliver ideal process conditions in critical periods of the year with no production interruption. Furthermore, the immediate added marginal value will mitigate having to acquire non-productive capital assets to minimize the risk of interrupting production. During this presentation, Massimo Capra, Manager of Aggreko Process Services – EMEA, will demonstrate and discuss the economic benefit for avoiding cutbacks, showing why the benefit-to-cost ratio for the use of engineered temporary cooling solutions is favorable.
Massimo Capra is the manager of Aggreko Process Services in Europe, supporting Russia and the Middle East’s refining and petrochemical sectors. He has 31 years experience in the refining and chemical process industry as process and project engineering manager for companies including AGIP, Foster Wheeler Italiana, Tecnimont, Aramco Overseas Company, and as a freelance consultant. He worked as Process Technologist and Team Leader at OPCW, conducting more than 150 process inspections in chemical facilities. Massimo earned an MSc in Chemical Engineering from Politecnico di Torino (IT), PGC in Project Management from University of Wales (UK), MBA from Robert Kennedy College (CH), 6 Sigma Black Belt from BMGI (USA) and ISO9001 Lead Assessor Cert. from SGS (NL)