Wednesday, April 9, 2008: 8:30 AM-11:30 AM
Rooms 395-396 (New Orleans Convention Center)

Topical 2: The 20th Ethylene Producersí Conference (T2)

#161 - Ethylene Plant Maintenance & Reliability (T2007)
The impact of maintenance and reliability efforts in Olefin producing plants is becoming ever more critical to safe, environmentally responsible operation and profitability. Escalating feedstock and energy costs combined with increases in material and labor costs make it even more important to optimize energy usage and minimize unplanned failures. This session includes papers that address refractory technology application, using RAM concepts during process synthesis and improved designs for Transfer Line Exchangers (TLEs). Other papers target environmentally responsible methods to test and maintain exchangers, and a study of furnace tube failure mechanisms.
Chair:Robert M. Pritchett
CoChair:John F. Ellis
8:30 AMWelcoming Remarks
8:40 AMRefractory Life Cycle Considerations - Keith A. West
9:05 AMIncorporating Reliability, Availability and Maintainability (RAM) into Process Synthesis
Qiying Scarlett Yin, Robin Smith
9:30 AMEPC 20th Anniversary
9:45 AMBreak
10:05 AMTransfer Line Exchangers in Ethylene Furnaces: Operating and Reliability Experience
Bernd Thomas Schoepe, Karsten Stueckrath
10:30 AMFailure Analysis and Reliability of Ethylene Furnace Components
Thomas Garza, Dennis Stanfield
10:55 AMProgression of Environmentally Driven Heat Exchanger Maintenance Practices for Olefins Plants
Robert M. (Bob) Pritchett, Chris Eubanks, Diana Garza
11:20 AMClosing Remarks

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