Amec Foster Wheeler and DeltaValve, LLC, a leading provider of equipment and control systems for the delayed coking segment of the refining industry, have formed a strategic alliance related to DeltaValve’s center feed technology.

The center feed technology will be incorporated into all new SYDECSM delayed coking units licensed worldwide by Amec Foster Wheeler. Amec Foster Wheeler can also incorporate the center feed technology into delayed coking unit revamps.

DeltaValve’s innovative center feed device addresses the issues of uneven thermal distribution and severe thermal transients by simply returning feed streams to the center of the coke drum, resulting in more consistent operation and longer coke drum life. Coupled with Amec Foster Wheeler’s SYDECSM delayed coking technology, process experience,  engineering, integration and execution capabilities, DeltaValve’s center feed device allows our joint customers to maximise the safety, throughput, reliability and profitability of their coking operations.
Steve Beeston, Vice President, Global Technology Business Development, Amec Foster Wheeler
Global refiners are looking to Amec Foster Wheeler to deliver market leading value by providing the best combination of its world leading SYDECSM delayed coking process technology and equipment. DeltaValve’s innovative equipment, coupled with Amec Foster Wheeler’s breadth and depth of knowledge and experience, provides the platform for refiners to efficiently and effectively manage refinery assets in today’s globally competitive refining market.
Ruben Lah, President and CEO of DeltaValve, and chief inventor of the center feed device

Amec Foster Wheeler and DeltaValve plan to leverage their respective strengths to drive opportunities throughout the industry. The two companies have previously worked together on a number of projects with very positive results and are recognised as leaders in their field.