How To Improve Product Quality, Campaign Lengths & Reliability for Refiners

Sponsored by: Pall Corporation

Focused on:

  • Refiners
  • Debottlenecking
  • High Efficiency Filters

Date: 31 October


Time: 3PM London/11AM New York

Refinery Debottlenecking via Advanced Contaminant Separation

On a daily basis, refiners are faced with many debottlenecking challenges, encompassing production quota increases, refinery upsets, changing feedstocks, unscheduled shutdowns, off spec product, environmental exceedances. Millions of dollars are typically at risk when targets cannot be met. Refinery subject matter experts, engineers, operators and maintenance personnel are seeking ways to optimize their debottlenecking activities.

This presentation will start with an introduction to many of the key bottlenecks we are seeing around the globe that can be resolved with high efficiency separations equipment. We will then move to an introduction of the high efficiency filters and coalescers enabling problem resolution. Next we will progress to a detailed applications overview by unit operation, showing how the separations solution is implemented. Lastly we will examine actual installations and provide the savings and benefits experienced at refinery sites around the globe.

Presented by

Robert James,

Vice President, Global Marketing, Oil & Gas/Refining

Robert James, Vice President of Global Marketing, Oil & Gas/Refining, brings over 34 years of experience with Pall Corporation in fluid separation and clarification across a broad range of heavy industries.

He has been involved in the development of many leading-edge application solutions to advance plant and process performance. Robert holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from McGill University.

Key Learning Objectives

  • Identify classic unit operation pinch points and cost implications holding back many refineries - $millions often at stake
  • Define and quantify the performance of high efficiency filtration, liquid/liquid and liquid/gas coalescing technologies vs. legacy separations equipment
  • Review key applications by unit operation driving improvement – with permanent as well as mobile short term solutions identified
  • Familiarize yourself with installation examples – the magnitude of savings and benefits achieved


  • Operations Manager
  • Operations Superintendent
  • Operations Lead
  • Engineering Manager
  • Engineering Superintendent
  • Engineering Lead
  • Production Engineer
  • Operations Engineer
  • Support Engineer
  • Solutions Engineer
  • Reliability Manager
  • Reliability Superintendent
  • Reliability Lead
  • Process Engineer
  • Production Manager
  • Production Superintendent
  • Site Manager
  • Plant Manager
  • Planner
  • Quality
  • Technology Specialist
  • Rotating Equipment
  • Maintenance Manager
  • Maintenance Superintendent
  • Maintenance Lead