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Refcomm's Podcast

Apr 23, 2019

Host: Evan Hyde

This podcast is about furnaces and how draft and excess oxygen can affect the efficiency of the furnace, especially in regards to delayed coking units. 

Furnaces should run with 2-4% excess oxygen. Anything below that will lead to increased heather fouling. If it's too high, there is afterburn. Evan...

Apr 17, 2017

Host: Evan Hyde
Guests: Rene Gonzales with
- Changes in the refining industry with USA export ban changes
- Modularization best practices for more efficient PHA, PSSR, MOC, and project management
- Aggreko Helps a Major Refinery Maintain Production During Seasonal Shutdown
- Rene’s highlights...

Apr 17, 2017

Host: Evan Hyde
Guests: Dave Geddes
- Mr. Geddes background, he managed PIMS group at Bechtel for 15yrs. For the past 15yrs, he has been doing feasibility studies for new refinery projects and updating refinery LP systems. 
- Crude oil supplies and characteristics with a focus on traditional and nontraditional crudes,...

Apr 17, 2017

Host: Evan Hyde
Guests: Gary Pitman with
- What is it? A weekly gathering of all the people associated with the unit at a fixed time, no exceptions. 
- Everyone means operators, engineers, maintenance crew, turnaround planners, contractor project teams, inspectors, even procurement. 
- Get a bucket, walk...

Apr 17, 2017

- Wikipedia on how mass flow meters work, do the twist
- Very useful delayed coker applications - get a handle on material balance and recycle
- Heater charge and fresh feed
- Product streams
- Antifoam injection
Some companies who sell these devices include:
Emerson - Micromotion
Endress Hauser