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Raj Singh – Technip Energies
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Summary. Computational modeling plays an increasingly important role in understanding gas and particle flow dynamics in the Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) process, enabling refiners to consider low-risk and high value improvements to their FCCUs. TechnipFMC actively uses computational fluid dynamics (CFD) tools for FCC design optimization and for troubleshooting FCC operation. CFD provides adequate information required to understand and determine how hardware modifications and operational changes will impact gas-particle flow behavior and hence the overall performance of the unit. This paper discusses the significance of CFD modeling tools to effectively screen and evaluate new ideas and design changes, which improves existing technologies as well as the development of new ideas. Few case studies on revamp, hardware development and troubleshooting applications will be presented.
About the speaker. Raj has been with TechnipFMC for last 12 years, with total of 15 years of industrial experience. He has experience in FCC equipment design, technology development and troubleshooting and has contributed to a wide range of projects, including revamps, grassroots designs, process studies, CFD studies and FCC proposals. Raj has a MS in Chemical Engineering with specialization in the field of multiphase flow and fluidization from Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical and Bio Engineering from Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Regional Engineering College, India.