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World’s Best Delayed Cokers

Delayed cokers analysis identifies areas for improvement

In preparing its World’s Best 2–3 Drum Delayed Cokers (WB2D) and World’s Best 4+ Drum Delayed Cokers (WB4+D) analyses, Solomon relied heavily on its extensive and proprietary database to identify characteristics of the best 2–3 drum and 4+ drum delayed coking units in the Worldwide Fuels Refinery Performance Analysis (Fuels Study).

The database included 76 cokers with a 2- or 3-drum configuration and 73 cokers with a 4-drum or larger configuration. The analysis itself focused on identifying units that demonstrated sustainable, cost-effective, and high operational availability while yielding the largest percentage of non-coke products. Results of this analysis offer valuable insight toward helping operators evaluate their own delayed coking units and identifying possible focus areas for improvement.

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Solomon metrics used to identify the World’s Best include the following:

  • Unit Operational Availability (OA)
  • Relative Unit Maintenance Cost Efficiency Index (MEI™)
  • Yield Gap versus the Top 25% of Units

These metrics mirror what most clients demand from their delayed coking units: reliable operations at a reasonable maintenance cost.

What’s included in the written report

    • Executive Summary
    • Operational Availability
    • On-Line Thermal Spalling
    • Process Utilization
    • Maintenance Cost Performance
    • Conclusions
      • Selection Process
    • Characteristics of WB2D and WB4+D
    • Overall
    • Operational Availability
    • Heater Decoking
    • Maintenance Cost Performance
    • Non-Turnaround Maintenance
    • Energy
    • Yields
    • Operations Staffing
      • Conclusions

    What’s included in the half-day, on-site presentation

    Access to a Solomon expert’s insight during the formal presentation, discussion, and Q&A on key performance factors for improving your results. For prior participants, client-specific data can be added to charts and graphs (at an additional fee).

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