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Jet Pumps – Planning for the Future

Presented By

Renee Rodriguez - Lyondellbasell Houston

Ronnie Jones - Tiger Industrial Rentals USA


Temporary Jet PumpThe jet pump is a component critical to Delayed Coker operation. LyondellBasell Houston Refinery (HRO) and Tiger Industries will share how to minimize unit throughput reduction while servicing a jet pump. HRO and Tiger Industries will share recently learned lessons.

Jet Pumps (cutting water pumps) are an essential piece of decoking equipment. They provide the cutting water pressure necessary to remove coke from the coke drum. These pumps are complex pieces of machinery and their reliability can be affected by many factors.

Tiger Industrial’s services includes supplying and operating temporary jet pumps, to allow cokers to continue to operate while repairing the unit’s jet pump. LyondellBasell and Tiger Industrial will share the lessons learned from installing and safely operating a temporary jet pump while the unit’s existing jet pump was repaired between maintenance outages.

106_Renee_Rodriguez_LyondellBasell_HeadshotRenee Rodriguez has seven years of experience supporting varying petrochemical and refining technologies as a Production and Process Engineer for LyondellBasell. She has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas.


106_James_Doherty_LyondellBasell_HeadshotJames Doherty has 11 years of experience supporting varying refining technologies as a Process Engineer for LyondellBasell. He has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Texas A&M University – Kingsville and is an MBA candidate from the McCombs School of Business.



106_Ronnie_Jones_TigerIndustrial_HeadshotRonnie Jones began his career in the rental / service industry with Tiger Industrial Rentals, gaining unparalleled experience in the refining space, while also establishing himself as a respected facilities manager. With more than 15 years of experience, Ronnie is setting a new standard for Temporary Jet Pump Replacement, and Emergency Coke Cutting. His commitment to service and professionalism is changing the way refineries handle this unscheduled event. As Emergency Coke Cutting Specialist at Tiger Industrial Rentals, he specializes in site specific solutions for the Coking Industry.

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