Environment & Safety Gas Processing/LNG Maintenance & Reliability Petrochemicals Process Control Process Optimization Project Management Refining

Ward, J. D.

Bechtel Hydrocarbon Technology Solutions, Inc., Houston, Texas

has over 35 years of experience in process engineering design and operations, particularly in refining and petrochemical operations. He has specialized in the ThruPlus delayed coking technology for more than 15 years, and has been involved in many delayed coker startups and performance tests. As a coking technologist with Bechtel Hydrocarbon Technology Solutions, Inc. (BHTS), he has led the production of process design packages for licensees and provided technology support for business development. Mr. Ward holds a BS degree in chemical engineering from the University of Manchester, Institute of Science and Technology, UK.

European refiner revamps delayed coker to meet Euro 5 specifications

Rompetrol Rafinare S.A.: Bolohan, C.  |  Manafu, L.
Bechtel Hydrocarbon Technology Solutions, Inc.: Ward, J. D.

This case study chronicles how the European refiner Rompetrol Rafinare SA upgraded its Petromidia refinery in Navodari, Romania, includingthe revamping the delayed coker unit (DCU) to address existing operating problems.

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