Coking.com is known for their commitment to safety. It’s in their tag line “More Production – Less Risk!”. Thomas Meek joins them and fits right in. Tom was a Shell Global Solutions Principle Delayed Coking Technologist for 12 years. Prior to that, he worked at Shell/Equilon/Motiva/Chevron-Texaco/Texaco Downstream Manufacturing for 21 years. He worked in these areas:
Delayed Coking Unit (DCU) Normal Operations, Troubleshooting, Projects, Start Up, Development of Methodologies and Procedures for Evaluating, Cooling, Opening, and Decoking Abnormal Coke Drums, Shutdown and Decontamination, Turnaround, Turnaround Process and Operations Vessel and Column Inspections, Process Safety Reviews and Participation in PHA’s, MOC’s, Project Model Bowties, Pre-Start Up Safety Review, Process/Ops Review at each Project Step, PSM OSHA 1910 Required Red Tag Drill, PSM OSHA 1910 Required Procedures, R&D, Training, Training Documentation and Assistance with Generation of Process Guide, RCM – Rounds Development, Corrosion Control, Proactive Unit Monitoring, Operator Protection, Turnaround Process and Operations Vessel and Column Inspections.
Crude Distillation Unit (CDU) Turnaround, Turnaround Process and Operations Vessel and Column Inspections, Distillation and Desalting Training, Process Safety Reviews and Participation in PHA’s, MOC’s, Project Model Bowties, Pre-Start Up Safety Review, Process/Ops Review at each Project Step.
Tom’s DCU Safety projects include: Investigation Team for the Equilon 1998 DCU Coke Drum Unheading Fire and fatalities, 1999 DCU Safety & Reliability Study for Equilon and Motiva DCU’s, 1999 DCU Safety Study Implementation Projects at all Locations 2000, and 2003 through 2016.
Tom still places coker safety at the top of his list. He’s working with Coking.com Inc part of Refining Community because of their strong focus on safety.
Tom joins Coking.com Inc as Principle Consultant to expand their services and continue their recent success providing consulting, training and conferences on delayed coker around the world. When Tom was asked why he wants to work after retiring, he replied, “For the money of course,” then laughs and says, “The important reason is that there’s a lot of cokers out there that are not safe. I can help them. I can teach them how to run the unit safely and productively – that’s what I want to do.”
Paul Orlowski General Manager says, “Tom’s wealth of experience and industry knowledge makes him a key addition to the Coking.com Company family. We view his appointment as a sign of our commitment to being a leader in our industry. Our approach to building networking communities and the increasing demand from our customers led us to look for an addition to our team who will fit in with our ethos of enhancing safety, maintaining reliability and increasing production. I’m confident that Tom will play a key role in providing and implementing high quality solutions for our clients.”
Tom is available for onsite consulting and technical support and offsite services. For a comprehensive list of services see below, or http://coking.com/list-of-field-services or contact firstname.lastname@example.org or +1.360.966.7251
Coking.com Inc is part of Refining Community which provides services to oil refineries and their suppliers, specifically for Delayed Coking, Fluid Catalytic Cracking, Sulfur Recovery and Instrumentation & Electrical. They have been hosting RefComm®, a conference, exhibition and training week, around the world since 2001. For the DCU they provide PHA, HAZOP and incident investigation subject matter experts, model review during design phase, startup and commission support, turnaround support, preventive maintenance planning and troubleshooting.
Comprehensive list of Field Services
- DCU Normal Operations – Cycle Time Optimization, DCU Heater Proactive Process Monitoring
- DCU Troubleshooting
- Feed Preheat
- Fractionator Bottoms
- Coke Drums
- Fractionator Overhead
- Gas Plant
- Vapor Recovery
- Coke Drum Process Safety and Facilities
- Coke Cutting & Handling
- DCU Projects – New Grass Roots and unit Revamps. DCU Advisers and Technologists can help with all areas of the Delayed Coker Project from Basic Design and as the Project passes through all phases – for example Licensor selection, PHA, FAT’s and SAT’s.
- DCU Start Up
- Grass Roots Units in Refineries and Upgraders
- Normal DCU Start Up following T/A
- DCU Start Up following Abnormal Shutdowns.
- DCU Development of Methodologies and Procedures for Evaluating, Cooling, Opening, and Decoking Abnormal Coke Drums
- DCU Shutdown and Decontamination – Procedure Authoring and MOC’s, Reviews, and Process/ Ops Support during Shutdown
- DCU Turnaround
- Scope Reviews
- Industry Recommendations for T/A Scope
- DCU Turnaround Process and Operations Vessel and Column Inspections: to determine required additional cleaning and repairs
- Process Safety – Participation
- Project Model Bowties
- Pre-Start Up Safety Review
- Process/Ops Review at each Project Step
- Recommendation of modern Safety facilities
- DCU R&D
- Heater Anti-coking studies
- Sludge injection
- DCU alternate Feeds and Feed Mix Pilot Unit Studies
- Biomass processing in Delayed Coking
- DCU Training
- Delayed Coking
- Thermal Cracking and Operations
- Regional group classes and customized for onsite
- Emergency Response Training for Process Engineers and Operators based on real Industry incidents from the CSB database – In order to Improve Operator Identification and Response to Abnormal Situations and Upsets
- In Class Team Building activities for this training
- DCU Training Documentation – Assist Sites in the generation of revised DCU Operations Manuals
- DCU Training – Assist Operating Companies with the Generation and Authorship of DCU Process Guide
- PSM OSHA 1910 Required Red Tag Drill – Development for Locations
- PSM OSHA 1910 Required Procedures – Reviews and Assistance with Authoring and Training
- DCU RCM – Rounds Development – outside Readings, PM’s, etc
- DCU Corrosion – Author Process portion of site specific DCU Corrosion Control Document
- DCU – Proactive Unit Monitoring – for unit Optimization, Reliability, and Reduction in Major Incidents
- DCU – Operator Protection – Proper Site Safety facilities following the 2005 Texas City Incident – What’s really needed for the Coker?
- Crude Distillation Unit (CDU) Turnaround: Scope Reviews, Planning, Industry Recommendations for T/A Scope, MOC’s
- CDU Turnaround Process and Operations Vessel and Column Inspections: to determine required additional cleaning and repairs
- CDU Process Safety
- Participation in
- Project Model Bowties
- Pre-Start Up Safety Review
- Process/Ops Review at each Project Step, recommendation of modern Safety facilities
- Distillation and Desalter Training