Delayed Coking Operational Optimization

Presented By

Jesus R. Cabello - Foster Wheeler

Conference: Rio de Janiero 2014

High historical profit margins are associated with a delayed coking unit, so it is important for refiners to maximize its productivity and reliability. However, delayed coking is a singular refining process with unique challenges to manage from an operating and maintenance point of view: batch process, extreme temperatures, highly viscous feed, coke cutting and handling, and so on.

This paper describes Foster Wheeler’s: Latest process design improvements, Operating Guidelines, Monitoring and inspection, Programs for critical equipment, and Online operator training program which have been specially developed to maximize the productivity and reliability of delayed coking units while reducing operating and maintenance costs.

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