coke drum project

Coke Drum Project

project overview

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 20% of all motor vehicle fuels and 40% of the jet fuel consumed in Southern California. 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.

delivering new coke drums to chevron's el segundo refinery

delivering new coke drums to chevron's el segundo refinery

In 2013, to help ensure the continued operation of the Chevron El Segundo Refinery, we replaced six existing coke drums. The massive new drums traveled 7,330 miles from Spain to the Port of Los Angeles, but it was the last 4.5 miles of the trip, along the Pacific Coast Highway to the refinery, that were the most complex. The new drums were installed in the same location within the refinery, replacing the current drums, which were near the end of their useful life.