Remaining Life of Coke Drums

Presented By

Dr. Mahmod Samman, P.E - Houston Engineering Solutions, LLC

Conference: Mumbai 2016

Houston Engineering Services

While coke drum replacement decisions are often more dictated by regulatory climate and management confidence than by mechanical integrity, the uncertainty of failures and consequential unplanned shutdowns is a major concern for operating companies that often leads to premature drum replacement. In this presentation, we use case studies to demonstrate how recent advances in assessment and repair technologies have made it possible for drums to operate reliably and averted unnecessary replacements.

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