Dr. Mahmod Samman - Houston Engineering Solutions, LLC
Weld overlay repairs of bulges has been used by industry for more than twenty years to extend the economic life of coke drums. Despite the widespread use of this repair method, there is very little published data on the behavior of bulges after repairs. In this presentation, the authors show and discuss bulge severity and cracking data from a set of eight coke drums that started receiving comprehensive weld overlay bulge repairs in 2010.
Dr. Mahmod Samman is the president of Houston Engineering Solutions. He has thirty years of industry experience mostly in damage assessment, repair, and life extension of coke drums. His state-of-the-art techniques in this field are utilized around the world. A licensed professional engineer in Texas, he has a Ph.D. in Engineering Mechanics from Duke University.