Automated decoking solves coker safety challenges
The concept improves safety and efficiency and bolsters the bottom line
Safe, efficient operation of hydraulic decoking equipment is critical to the financial success of the entire refinery. Refineries report that a coker unit outage can cost up to US $1 million per day, while the financial impact of an accident in the delayed coking unit can be in the tens of millions of dollars.
Improving safety and performance are the mutual objectives of refiners and equipment manufacturers. One way to achieve better safety is through fully automated decoking. This is now possible with an integrated, intelligent technology platform coupled with a programmable logic controller (PLC). The benefits of remote and automated coke cutting are: Improved safety of cutt
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