• Presentation on delayed coking, gasification and  circulating fluidised-bed combustion technologies to improve refinery profitability

Amec Foster Wheeler announces today that its Director for Process, Technologies and Power, Rosa Domenichini, will deliver a presentation entitled ‘Novel and Cost-Effective Combined Production of Steam, Power and Chemicals to meet Refinery Needs’ at the International Refining and Petrochemical Conference (IRPC) 2016, taking place in Milan, Italy on 7 June.

The presentation will highlight how the combined utilisation of delayed coking, gasification and circulating fluidised-bed combustion technologies has the potential to maximise yields of higher value transportation fuels and improve refinery margins and profitability.

Amec Foster Wheeler has a long and successful global track record in refining as well as an extensive knowledge and experience in all refining processes and technologies. It is particularly known for owning state-of-the-art proprietary technology for delayed coking and for offering solvent deasphalting and visbreaking, jointly with UOP.

The company’s SYDECSM delayed coking technology has a leading market position, achieving maximum clean liquid yields and minimum fuel coke yields. Globally, this delayed coking process technology has been used for more than 80 new cokers, including some of the largest in the world. Amec Foster Wheeler has also executed more than 70 delayed coker revamps.

In addition, Amec Foster Wheeler offers state-of-the-art hydrogen technology based on its Terrace-Wall™ steam reformer to provide the hydrogen that residue upgrading and projects to produce cleaner fuels will require, to enable products to meet latest specifications.

Amec Foster Wheeler has also developed a new technology, VESTA, for the production of substitute natural gas that can be effectively produced from petroleum coke.

Now in its seventh year, the IRPC is a high-level technical forum in which key players in the global petrochemical and refinery sector meet to share knowledge and learn about best practices and the latest advancements in this developing sector of the oil and gas industry. The theme for this year's conference is 'Innovation in the Downstream'.