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Evan Hyde to Speak at International Coke Drum Forum

RefComm®’s Director of Field Services Manager Evan Hyde will speak at the International Summit on Mechanical Integrity and Reliability of Coke Drums being held March 10-11, 2020, at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Houston Energy Corridor in Houston, TX.

Coke Drum Forum

Hyde’s topic will focus on the “Process Impacts on Coke Drum Life Story.” This event, which will feature technical presentations, panel discussions, tutorials, and networking centered around coke drum reliability, inspection, maintenance, design, operation, and life extension, is hosted by Houston Engineering Solutions, LLC. Attendees can expect to learn about shell bulging, skirt attachment cracking, banana effect, anchor bolt failures, damage assessment, blowdown line failures, inspection challenges, health monitoring, failure analysis, weld overlay repairs, weld procedures, material selection, design trends, inlet types, operation impact on damage, remaining life assessment, new technologies, etc.

The forum will be moderated by: Dr. Mahmod Samman, P.E., FASME, President of Houston Engineering Solutions.

Refiners can attend for free. The cost for others to attend is $2,500. This price includes lunches, networking breaks, and reception. To register, make a presentation, or suggest a topic, email For more information, visit

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