- US Refining Co.
When refinery conditions require raw oil to be diverted from the riser, proper precautions must be made to ensure the unit is brought to a safe posture. Unfortunately, ESP detonations are not uncommon in the industry and standby postures present a higher risk of experiencing a detonation. Understanding the process safety risks and having robust shutdown and standby procedures is vital to preventing catastrophic ESP failures. This presentation will cover 3 FCC standby postures and provide guidelines for operating procedure elements.