Upgrading Existing Delayed Cokers with Ruhrpumpen Remote Cutting Technology

Presented By

Dr. Wolfgang Paul - Ruhrpumpen

Conference: Valencia 2018

courtesy of RuhrpumpenThe fact of improved technology and increased safety in new Units, is the main driver for older Systems/DCU up upgrade and reach a similar level.
Major steps are

  • Electrical Cutting System, Freefall Arrestor
  • Remote Cutting System / Automatic Cutting System
  • Automatic bottom deheading system
  • Automatic top deheading system

One major step in terms of technology is the implementation of an electrical driven coke cutting system with FFA. This brings immediately improvements in reliability, maintenance and safety.

Remote and automatic cutting is the last and required the step to reach a state of the art safety level.

This requires complex and tailor-made engineering solutions as the existing structure needs to be revised.

Company Ruhrpumpen, engineers/designs, manufactured and installs revamps for existing DCU’s and existing cutting systems.

A large increase in safety, reliability and maintenance and an improvement in operation has been achieved.

Dr. Wolfgang Paul, RuhrpumpenDr. Wolfgang Paul is Managing Director of the Business Unit Decoking of Ruhrpumpen. After finishing school, he studied shipbuilding and became a Naval Architect, later he got his Ph.D. in Hydrodynamics. In 1998, Dr. Paul moved to Ruhrpumpen and became Technical Director and later Sales and Managing Director of Ruhrpumpen GmbH. Ruhrpumpen started developing and designing the Ruhrpumpen Coke Cutting System in 2000 and Dr. Paul holds several patents for components of the Hydraulic decoking system.


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