Installation and Inspection of Refractories including API 936 Standards of Design & Testing

Venue: JW Marriott Hotel

Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Event Date/Time: Oct 20, 2010 End Date/Time: Oct 22, 2010
Registration Date: Oct 13, 2010
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Brief Introduction of the event

This three-day course will provide an intensive knowledge of refractory materials, their properties, laboratory testing procedures, installation, quality control, post installation inspection and acceptance of the refractory lining. The course fulfils the need for understanding the refractory installation and quality control methods as required in refineries, power generation stations, petrochemical facilities and chemical industries.

The entire course content will be consistent with the body of knowledge for API 936 standards. The course will help individuals to understand recommended practices of API 936 along with other referenced standards like ACI and ASTM. The participants will be given a thorough coverage of API 936 with emphasis on understanding of ‘stated’ and ‘implied’ requirements in a simple straightforward manner backed up with several practical examples and case studies. The design, installation, inspection and testing of refractory systems in pressure vessels, fired equipments, exchangers, piping and boilers as well as useful additional relevant topics will be covered for maximum benefit to the attendees.

About the Course Facilitator

Eugene Riddick has over 46 years of experience in the oil and gas and petrochemical industries. His areas of responsibility include managing mechanical personnel in the design of fired heaters and in the purchase of pressure vessels, pumps, heat exchangers, rotating machinery and other mechanical equipment from outside sources.

He also a Member of the API Subcommittee on Heat Transfer Equipment Division, Task Force Chairman of API Standard 560 / ISO 13705 and an ASME Life member. As the Task Force Chairman of API 560 / ISO 13705, he leads three work groups of API committee in updating and reviewing API standards, such as: updated Dewpoint Curves that are included in Annex F (Air Preheaters), updated API RP 531M (Noise measurement) and general review and updating of the existing annex F (Air Preheaters).

He contributed in calculating thermal and hydraulic calculations to design reformer furnaces for ammonia fertilizer plants for MW Kellogg. He was also involved in solving some field operating problems and participated in high profile product development projects with Foster Grant, Sumitomo Chemical and Carter Oil.

Some projects that he had completed, such as:
• Refinery projects completed:
â—¦Crude / Vacuum Distillation
â—¦Grassroots Refineries
â—¦Hydrotreater Unit
â—¦Q-Chem Sulphur Plant
â—¦Ultamar Hydrodesulphurisation

•Petrochemical projects completed:
â—¦Ammonia / Urea Plants
â—¦Ethylene Cracking Furnaces
â—¦Ethylene Plants
â—¦Styrene Monomer

•Industrial Gas projects completed:
â—¦Hydrogen / CO

Here are some of the companies that have benefitted from his expertise:

•Carter Oil
•Foster Grant
•GS Caltex
•Gulf Oil
•Korea Oil Corp
•Mobil Oil
•MW Kellogg
•Nippon Petroleum
•Sumitomo Chemical

Hear What People Have Said About the Course Facilitator

"Thanking Gene for his many years of distinguished leadership in Task Force 560 of the API Subcommittee on Heat Transfer Equipment"

~ Dennis Gelfand, Combustion Equipment Specialist of ExxonMobil


183 Jalan Bukit Bintang Kuala Lumpur, 55100 Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur