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The Refining Community offers excellent technical training courses for Delayed Coking (DCU), Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCCU), Coke Drum Integrity, and other petrochemical topics. Courses are offered before RefComm® conferences around the world, individually at regional locations and customized on-site for refinery, plant and vendor locations.

Operations, technical and maintenance staff learn how to operate their unit safely, efficiently and profitably. All of the class time is devoted to learning since we are not selling equipment and services.

Save your company time and money by educating your staff and avoiding costly errors. Our training courses examine real-world problems and practical solutions, preparing participants to anticipate complications before they arise. Training uses proven techniques and instructors with field experience. Meet the instructors in these coker process and coker operations videos.

Classes can include independent thinking and group problem-solving exercises on real situations to cement the learning. With the knowledge gained from our training courses, your staff will have the confidence and awareness to “think on their feet” and get the job done safely and efficiently.

Refund and Cancellation Policy
Registering for a training course prior to four weeks in advance will help maximize the probability that the course will proceed as planned.  Fees are fully refundable until three weeks before the event, after which a $200 USD fee will be charged for cancellations.  Cancellations after 1 week before class until 24 hours before class are charged a 50% fee. All other cancellations and no-shows are non-refundable. Substitutions are allowed. Submit all cancellations and transfers in writing, by email or by fax.

When making travel plans, please consider that classes may be canceled at 4 weeks prior to the event due to low enrollment.

Training Classes

Delayed Coking

Gary PitmanDelayed Coker Fundamentals, Coker Operations, and Reliability
Instructor: Gary Pitman

Evan HydeCoker Process, Design, and Troubleshooting
Instructor: Evan Hyde

Mahmod Samman, Ph.D., P.E.Mechanical Integrity and Reliability of Coke Drums
Instructor: Mahmod Samman, Ph.D., P.E.

Gary PitmanRoy SmithDelayed Coker Operations and Reliability
Instructor: Gary Pitman and Co-Instructor: Roy Smith(Flowserve)

Roy SmithGary PitmanFlowserve Decoking Equipment Operation and Reliability Training
Instructor: Roy Smith(Flowserve) and Co-Instructor: Gary Pitman

Fluid Catalytic Cracking

Joe McLeanFCC Process and Catalyst Fundamentals and New Technology Developments
Instructor: Joe McLean

Bryan LewisSuccessfully Operating Your FCCU
Instructor: Bryan Lewis

2020 RefComm Global, Virtual Training

Gary PitmanEvan HydeDelayed Coker Fundamentals, Coker Operations, and Reliability
Instructor: Gary Pitman & Evan Hyde

2021 Galveston, RefComm Week

Gary PitmanRyan SchoelDelayed Coker Fundamentals, Coker Operations, and Reliability
Instructor: Gary Pitman & Ryan Schoel

Evan HydeCoker Process, Design, and Troubleshooting
Instructor: Evan Hyde

Mahmod Samman, Ph.D., P.E.Mechanical Integrity and Reliability of Coke Drums
Instructor: Mahmod Samman, Ph.D., P.E.

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Companies that have trained with Refining community

MiRO, Stress Engineering Services, NCRA, Statoil, CVR, Yokogawa, Aliter Axi, LOTOS, CCRL, Velan, US OIl, Total, MOGAS, Elwood, BakerHughes, Sinclair, Emerson, Armour Valve, Allen-Sherman-Hoff, Diamond Power, Fluor, AmecFosterWheeler, ThermoScientific, Fosbel Cetek Ltd,, Luoyang Jianguang Petrochemical Co. Ltd., Bantrel, ProGuard Filtration, EcoPetrol, Husky, Essar, Jonell Filtration Group, Quest Integrity, CRANE ChemPharma & Energy, Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd. (BPCL, Indian Oil (IOCL), HPCL-Mittal Energy Ltd, Reliance Industries, Tricom Scan, NALCO, ENAP, Lukoil, Rosneft OJSC Angarsk Petrochemical Company, Bolashak Atyrau , Gazprom-Neft, Orgneftehimzavody, Hizhnekamsk PNU, NCRA, John Zink, Harbison-Walker, United Refining, Lechler, CB&I Lummus, PetroRabigh Rfining, Pasadena Refining, Petrobras, IMI Z&J, Norwest hydraulic, AZZ WSI, Kinetics TEchnologies, Yanbu ARAMCO Sinopec Refinery, Kuwait National Petroleum Refining, PEMEX, JohnsonMatthey, PDVSA, DOW Chemical, REMOSA, Delek Refining, Jacobs, General Atomics, Weir Minerals, Metso, Technip, Engineers India Ltd, Bechtel, Bharat Oman Refinery ltd (BINA), GSE Systems, Petronas, Blac Inc, GP Strategies, Pasadena REfinery, Houston Engineering Services, SK Innovation, GOA – Alberta Dept of Energy, Environment Canada, Endurance Technologies, Clean Harbors, General Kinematics, Thermbond Refractories, Maintenance Enterprises, Western Refining, Schuff Fetterolf, Brunel Energy, Score Transcanada, Nexen Inc, Voith Industrial Services, Tracerco, Saipem SpA, PREEM/MIDROC, G&G International, Vulcan Refractories, STAR-Socar Turkey Aegean REfinery, Sonaref Refinery, Codelcar, CA., Duiker Combustion, SASOL, Structural Preservation, Promon Engenharia Ltda, Consórcio CCPR – REPAR, ChemTech, PetroVietnam, Seadrift Coke, SK Engineering & Construction, Sulfur Recovery Engineering, Merichem Chemicals, Rosedale Products, Aquilex Hydrochem, Tristar Global Energy Solutions, American Maintenance Services, RSI Simcon, Ortloff Engineers, Selas Fluid PRocessing, FIVES North American Consultation, Chemtrade Logistocs, Callidus Technologies, Thorpe Engineering, Hamworthy Combustion, COP-UFRJ, Refined Technologies, Universal Plant Services, GAS/SPEC Technology Group INEOS, CEDA, AP-Networks, MEA Inc, Early COnsulting, Rain CLI Carbon, Berthold Technologies, PetroBeam, Champion Technologies, Petro-Chem Development, Thermal & Hydraulic Equipment, Voith Turbo, Petrojam, S&B Engineers, United Valve, Gosco Valves, Sunbelt Supply, Southern Metal Processing, DC Chemical, Inland Industrial Services, Pentair Valves & Controls, Rotork Controls, American Plant Services, ValvTechnologies, HF Alkylation Consultants, Wyatt Field Services, Turner Industries, DDT Technology, Konecranes, Veolia, Stainless Valve Co, Toyo Pumps

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