PSRI Consulting

PSRI has over 160 years of experience and over 225 reviewed publications in fluidization and particle technology

  • Conducted cold flow testing to improve the hydrodynamics of fluid coker operation
  • Performed cold flow modeling of the Cold Coke Transfer Line (CCTL) and Scouring Coke Transfer Line (SCTL) to improve the understanding the operation of the standpipes in these lines
  • Investigated improved standpipe inlet configuration (call a sore thumb) for the CCTL
  • Designed a largely horizontal cold coke transfer line to eliminate saltation and its associated vibration in the line
  • Investigated solids maldistribution in parallel cyclones to help understand uneven coking of coker parallel cyclones
  • Investigated the loading and variability of solids loading to the cyclones
  • Demonstrated the mechanism of cyclone fouling and improved the designs
  • J. McMillan, F. Shaffer, B. Gopalan, J.W. Chew, C. Hrenya, R. Hays, et al., Particle Cluster Dynamics During Fluidization, Chemical Engineering Science. 100 (2013) 39–51.
  • C.B. Solnordal, K.J. Reid, L.P. Hackman, R. Cocco, J. Findlay, Modeling Coke Distribution above the Freeboard of a FLUID COKING Reactor, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 51 (2012) 15337–15350.

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