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Better DCU Performance through Smarter Insulation Design

Facilitator: John Williams, VP of Marketing & Technical Services at Aspen Aerogels


Delayed coker units (DCU) are more sensitive to insulation performance than any other process unit in a refinery. In this webinar, we’ll discuss how the choice of thermal insulation in a DCU can impact:

Aspen Aerogels

Aspen Aerogels is an aerogel technology company that leverages its patented Aerogel Technology Platform in the design, development and manufacture of world-class, innovative, high-performance aerogel insulation products.

John Williams

John Williams

John Williams is VP of Marketing & Technical Services at Aspen Aerogels, based in Boston, MA (USA). He has more than 15 years of oil & gas experience, and holds a BS and MS in Aeronautics and Astronautics from the University of Washington.

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Posted by: Evan Hyde

Evan Hyde is the director of field services for He previously was president of C2 Nano Technology where they researched surface treatments to combat fouling & corrosion issues in cokers & other petrochemical process units. He was a Senior Engineering Advisor for Becht Engineering Co., Inc. and has consulted on processing improvement and reliability initiatives for coking clients around the world. Prior to joining Becht, Evan worked for ExxonMobil Research and Engineering, as a process engineer, with assignments in research, and troubleshooting for heavy oil upgrading equipment. He holds a B.S. of Chemical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University.

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