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2010 Cat Cracker Seminar

Hydrocarbon Engineering,

The biennial NPRA Cat Cracker Seminar and Exhibition will be held from 24 – 25 August 2010 at the Intercontinental Hotel, Houston, Texas. The program of 12 workshops is organised in three topic tracks which enables attendees to focus on a particular aspect of FCC operation or to attend workshops that cover a broader range of interests. Whether you are in operations, technical service, maintenance, reliability or process engineering, you will find a comprehensive program that meets your needs for improving your FCCU’s operation and reliability.

The topic tracks for 2010 are:


Workshops on metallurgy, hot spots, slide valves and cyclone inspection and repair.


Workshops on catalyst loss troubleshooting, catalyst circulation, avoidable operational errors, wet gas scrubber performance and reliability and processing atypical feedstocks.

Rotating equipment

Control systems for compressors/turbines, online maintenance for compressors/turbines and slurry pump reliability.

The seminar attracts experts throughout the industry making it an ideal networking opportunity for anyone whose responsibilities include FCC operations.

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