FCCU Maintenance Shutdown Strategies: Unplanned Versus Scheduled Outages

Presented By

C.J. Farley - Astron Inc.

Conference: Galveston 2016

FCCU performance is viewed through the prism of achieving annual operation and expense budgets. Any emergency outage has high potential to severely impact the FCCU’s performance metrics. At the same time, there is tremendous scrutiny and scope management in planned shutdowns. What is the best way for refiners to balance emergency outages with scheduled outages to optimize the performance of the FCCU and refinery?

The following items will be covered:

  • Causes and costs of FCCU outages (planned and emergency outages)
  • Refiners reported concerns when heading into outages
  • Scope control during planned and emergency outages
  • Ideas to be successful
Refining Community