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CPFD Software Supports AFPM’s 2016 Cat Cracker Seminar

June 10, 2016

CPFD Software is pleased to support the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers' 2016 Cat Cracker Seminar, August 23-24, 2016 at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Houston.  

This seminar provides a forum for refiners to meet and share information on the technological advances and regulatory developments that affect the design, operation, and maintenance of FCC units. The program includes a Q&A session with a panel of experts and 25 presentations organized in four topic tracks which enables attendees to focus on a particular aspect of FCC operation or to attend presentations that cover a broader range of interests. More information about the 2016 Cat Cracker Seminar can be found here.

CPFD Software staff will be represented on the Q&A panel as well as presenting a joint industrial paper entitled "The Experience of a Team of Experts to Resolve Severe Regenerator Maldistribution", authored by Ray Fletcher, John Pendergrass, Peter Blaser and Ken Peccatiello.  The paper describes how Barracuda VR® results were used by a team consisting of two independent FCC consultants, a cyclone vendor, and CPFD staff together with refinery engineers in order to inform turn-around decision-making, which resulted in significantly reduced regenerator flue gas emissions while also running with reduced excess O2 and lower CO promotor addition.  The full abstract can be found here.

We look forward to meeting you in Houston.  Look for us at our tabletop exhibit.  To arrange an in-person meeting with CPFD software during the Cat Cracker Seminar, please contact us.

To learn more about Barracuda VR FCC applications, visit our FCC Resources page.