Flowserve Decoking Equipment Operation and Reliability Training

Flowserve Training

Decoking equipment is unique in the refinery. Ensure the operators, maintenance, inspectors, and engineers are properly prepared to use, maintain, and repair the complete system. Flowserve is the industry leader in designing, installing, and repairing decoking equipment. Coking.com is the industry leader in operation and maintenance practices for these systems. The components and modules (listed below) create the most well rounded approach to complete understanding of the decoking equipment.

You Will Learn

The list below represents nearly all the permutations for typical Flowserve decoking installations.

Training Components

  • Overview
  • Equipment List
  • Equipment Detail Drawings
  • Critical Parameters
  • Exploded Diagrams
    • Failure Mechanisms
    • Watch Points
  • Field Photos
    • General
    • Site Specific
  • Preventative Maintenance Tasks
    • Operations
    • Maintenance
    • I&E
  • Spare Parts Strategy
  • Troubleshooting Guides
  • Lessons Learned Examples
    • General
    • Site Specific (evergreen)
  • Support Contacts

Decoking Equipment List – Modules

  • Jet Pump
  • Decoking Valve
  • Water Isolation valves
  • Rotary Joint
  • Pulleys
  • Tensiometer
  • Cable
  • Winch
  • Crosshead
  • Freefall Arrestors
  • Guide rails
  • Centering device
  • Shroud
  • High pressure hose
  • Drill stem
  • Cutting Tool
  • Operator Control Station
  • PLC logic
  • HMI displays
  • Cutting Procedures
  • Decoking Automation

Who Should Attend

Refinery operators, supervisors, maintenance, reliability, inspectors, and engineers. Vendors and service providers like coke cutters.


Familiarity with delayed cokers.

Your Instructors

Roy Smith

Roy Smith is a training Specialist and Global Decoking Training Program Manager. Roy joined Flowserve (Pacific Pumps) in 1976. During his career at Flowserve he has been in sales, engineering, service center management and was senior decoking specialist. His current position is an instructor at the Learning Resource Center in Dallas and the Global Decoking Training Program Manager for training Flowserve mechanics and field service technicians as well as customers.

Prior to joining Flowserve Roy was a design engineer in the aerospace industry, US Naval Officer and a researcher at Texas A&M University. Roy has also had experience as operations manager of a peristaltic pump company and as a responsible engineer at Bechtel on a major expansion project.
Roy’s years of experience in sales, service, and production both within Flowserve and outside allow him to enhance the learning experiences for Flowserve employees and customers.

Gary Pitman

Gary Pitman is the Delayed Coking SME for Coking.Com. His roots run deep as an operator, maintenance technician and turnaround planner at ARCO/BP. He commissioned the Hovensa Coker in the Virgin Islands doing training for the structure block to the operators, then managed 315 craft people for a maintenance contractor on site. He has performed Coker Site Safety Audits and training in Asia, Europe, South America and North America and served as the subject matter expert for new product development for major manufacturers of delayed coking equipment. With his vast experience working with coker people close to the iron, “Mr. Coking.com” is in high demand for consulting on un-heading, coke cutting, unit operations, design review, training and commissioning with his start-up team.

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