From Turnaround Concept Definition to the Start-up. Direct from the Field: Lessons Learned from Coker and FCC Valves Turnaround

Presented By

Fernando Moura de Carvalho - Petrobras - Revap Refinery

Conference: Rio de Janiero 2021

This work aims to share experiences gained from several turnaround projects, since the concept definition phases, until the safe start-up of plants.

Explaining the main issues that need to be addressed since the beginning, including spare parts inventory management, planning mistakes, and common pitfalls that must be avoided in all phases.

It also shows the benefits from best practices that have been collected around several refineries and how we have been managing a fleet of approximately 78 bottom and top unheading valves and more than 60 FCC valves, from slide to plug and from butterfly to double disc.

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