SYNGAS PLANTS – PREVENTING FIXED EQUIPMENT FAILURES
|April 8 – 12, 2024
|8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Central Time (UTC-5)
|Baton Rouge Marriott, 5500 Hilton Avenue, Baton Rouge, LA 70808
Accepts in-person and virtual attendees
One of the biggest concerns for owners and operators of syngas plants, is a loss of primary containment event, which brings with it the potential for personnel injury, significant equipment damage, and plant downtime.
Ultimately, all equipment failures are preventable, so why do fixed equipment failures still occur? Basically, equipment failures occur because there are gaps in a plant’s equipment ‘failure prevention controls’. Controls are what manufacturing facilities put into place to ensure continued safe and reliable operation of plant.
For example: Plant A suffered an on-stream failure of a catalyst tube. What was the root cause and what remedial actions should be implemented to ensure this doesn’t happen again?
Training program participants will have an opportunity to take a deep dive into the metallurgy, damage mechanisms and failure prevention controls applicable to equipment on your syngas plants. Participants are invited to submit questions for discussion during the 5-day program. An outline of the program is detailed below.
Who Should Attend:
This highly interactive and hands-on training caters for inexperienced as well as experienced engineers and inspectors. This program is very beneficial to Fixed Equipment Reliability Engineers, Process Engineers, Materials Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, Inspectors and Design / Construction Project Engineers (QA/QC) who work on or support Syn Gas Manufacturing Plants.
Benefit to participants and their facilities:
This experiential training program will provide participants with a much broader and deeper working knowledge of:
David Keen is a qualified Metallurgist with over 46yrs domestic and international experience in Syngas manufacturing facilities. David is a Subject Matter Expert (SME) on fixed equipment integrity management and has in recent years downloaded this knowledge into a series of training modules focused on preventing equipment failures through experiential learning and team problem solving sessions.
He has held various positions including Global Company Chief Engineer, VP Global Reliability & Risk, Company Engineer Fixed Equipment, Reliability Manager, Operations Manager, Maintenance Manager, T/A Manager and Plant Metallurgist. David has worked as a consultant to Hydrogen, Ammonia and Methanol plants in 12 countries globally. He has been involved in implementing RBI programs, IOW programs, auditing fixed equipment management, completion of failure investigations, root cause analyses, fixed equipment repairs and design and construction of new fixed equipment.
David has worked on 33 steam methane reformers and is a recognized subject matter expert in the integrity management of SMRs.
Dan Drabble is a mechanical and metallurgical engineer with particular expertise in the high-temperature damage mechanisms such as creep, creep-fatigue, stress relaxation cracking, HTHA and high-temperature corrosion. He holds a B.E.(Mechanical) and a Ph.D in the field of materials science, both from the University of Canterbury in New Zealand. He has worked as an engineering consultant since 2011, joining Becht in 2022.
He has worked in primarily the petrochemical and refining industries, with significant experience in steam-methane reformers (SMRs). Dan led the remaining life assessment program for SMR catalyst tubes at his previous company for many years and has presented papers at several international conferences. He has also been involved in a number of large-scale syngas plant Risk-Based Inspection (RBI) implementation projects, development of Integrity Operating Windows (IOWs), and both field and laboratory metallurgical work.
Andrew Cleverdon is a Mechanical Engineer with 19 years’ experience in design, maintenance, and reliability management of static and rotating equipment in Hydrogen, Ammonia and Methanol Plants, globally. He has held site-based positions including Company Engineer, Reliability Manager, Maintenance Manager, and Global Rotating Equipment Engineer.
Andrew has provided equipment integrity technical support globally on numerous syngas plants, hydrogen, ammonia and methanol, implementing RBI and IOW programs, conducting equipment failure investigations & facilitating equipment repairs during outages and turnarounds.
Monika Ko has 15 years-experience as a materials and corrosion engineer involved in asset integrity management in operating plants as well as consulting in the oil and gas, petrochemical and power industries. Monika has a Bachelor of Engineering and a PhD in CO2 Corrosion of Pipeline Steel, both from the University of Auckland, NZ.
She is experienced in failure and root cause investigation, material selection, fitness for service, identification of damage mechanisms and development of corrosion management programs for fixed equipment and pipelines, implementation of RBI and IOW programs.
Monika has held site-based positions on hydro-carbon plants, such as Senior Expert Integrity and Pipeline Engineer, and Senior Materials and Corrosion Engineer. She has also worked as a materials and corrosion consultant to hydrogen, ammonia and methanol plants globally.
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Becht offers the following discounts on Public Training:
The highest applicable discount will be applied; discounts are not additive.
- Early Registration – A 10% discount is to be provided when you register 30 days before the start date of the training.
- Group Rate – A group discount is applied when you send three or more people from your organization to the same course and provide a single payment.
- Yearly Commitment Discount – A 25% discount when you prepay for a minimum of 10 participants from your organization to any of the courses in the same year.
|No. of Registrants
|4 – 6
|7 and up
Virtual Training Platform:
GoToTraining is Becht’s interactive online training solution with the most reliable features to help you before, during, and after your sessions. GoToTraining is a robust training platform that engages participants/attendees virtually.
A full refund is available for cancellations more than 30 days before course start date. Within 30 days of course start date, course credit can be transferred to another attendee within the same company, or can be kept on file to be applied to a future Becht training course.
For information regarding the training course, contact the Training Coordinator at Training@becht.com.