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Streamlining the FCC Shutdown Process

Presented By

Sjoerd Ypma - Refined Technologies EU B.V.


streamlining the FCCU shutdown processFCC units have their own set of challenges when it comes to expediting entry into equipment. Once the reactor overhead blind is set, the clock starts ticking. This presentation contains best practice strategies to quickly move from oil out to equipment blinding, along with methods and chemistries that will leave equipment clean and free of contaminants as evidenced by gas test readings for LEL, H2S and CO. Our vapor-phase cleaning and pyrophoric treatment technologies will insure safe and entry environments. In addition, key changes to the FCC shutdown procedures will allow moving from clearing to cleaning in one smooth step.

Sjoerd Ypma, Refined TechnologiesSjoerd Ypma is a Director of Business Development for Refined Technologies and based in the Netherlands. He holds an MSc in Chemical Engineering from Delft University of Technology and has more than 19 years of experience in the industry. Prior to joining RTI in early 2019, Sjoerd worked for BP Raffinaderij Rotterdam as their Asset Development Manager for the CDU. He lives with his wife and family in Rotterdam.

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