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Limit Coker MOV Problems

3 Steps to Limiting MOV Problems

ELECTRIC MOTOR OPERATED VALVE PROBLEMS have been well documented for many years, but still occur at most facilities far too often.  There are solutions out there to almost all MOV problems, but it can be difficult to enact them due to cost, configuration, or culture.

Three Steps To Limiting Motor Operated Valve ProblemsWe’d like to share with you three simple, inexpensive steps that should be in place on all Delayed Coker structures.
We are polling the Refining Community to find out where the issues are with MOVs. From the survey results, we will recommend solutions, engage suppliers to deal with bad actors and develop better technologies.
After taking the survey, you will receive the link to Limiting MOV Problems.

Interlock logic can (and will) be bypassed, equipment will fail, operators won’t always be on top of their game.  These three cheap and simple steps can play a significant role in minimizing the impact of problems.
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Posted by: Paul R Orlowski

Paul Orlowski is General Manager for the Refining Community which includes,,, Resid Hydrocracking and SDA. They consult at refineries around the world. They've hosted 36 technical conferences around the globe, trained 1,000's and completed very beneficial consulting and troubleshooting projects. Paul co-founded Inc in 1998 with Gary Pitman. Evan Hyde later joined the team. Besides being an educator and software applications engineer, he worked 18 years at ARCO and BP refineries near Seattle, WA USA. Previously he worked for Science Applications International Corporation and Dealer Information Systems. In 2019 look for #RefComm Galveston Coking | CatCracking | Resid Hydrocracking and RefComm® Rotterdam Coking | CatCracking. In 2020 Galveston; Gdansk, Poland and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Singapore.