Delivering New Coke Drums to Chevron’s El Segundo Refinery
In order to help ensure the continued safe and reliable operation of the Chevron El Segundo Refinery, Chevron replaced six existing coke drums that were reaching the end of their useful life with new drums of the same size and location within the refinery.
The coke drums are an important component of the Chevron Refinery, which supplies over 20% of the motor vehicle fuels used in Southern California and over 40% of the jet fuel at the Los Angeles International Airport. The purpose of these changes is to increase reliability of the coke drum operations while taking advantage of more than 40 years of industry advances in coke drum design.
Safety is Chevron’s number one priority and was strictly maintained throughout the Coke Drum Reliability Project.
Coke Drum Project: Simulation Video Overview
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Over the summer, the El Segundo Refinery installed its new coke drums in a massive operation that involved meticulous planning, preparation, and safe execution utilizing one of the largest cranes in the world!
Six steel coke drums complete a 7,330-mile journey from Spain to Southern California, attracting media attention and filling a vital need for our refinery. Over 300 individuals were involved in moving the drums safely up Pacific Coast Highway in a high degree of collaboration with our local cities and a tremendous level of community engagement and support.
A diverse project team comprised of engineering experts from across the nation were engaged in the highly complex task of planning the safe removal and replacement of the El Segundo Refinery’s new coke drums.