Fluid Catalytic Cracking and Flexicoker Valves and Actuator/Controls Systems Spare Parts and Services


Fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) is one of the most important conversion processes used in petroleum refineries. In effect, refineries use fluid catalytic cracking to correct the imbalance between the market demand for gasoline and the excess of heavy, high boiling range products resulting from the distillation of crude oil. The modern FCC units are all continuous processes which operate 24 hours a day for as long as 3 to 5 years between scheduled shutdowns for routine maintenance.

This rigorous demand is what unites the FCC world. The other common dominator refineries share is maintaining the unit operational status without shutdowns. Critical elements the Valves and their control units. Refineries are doing their upmost to keep the valves and actuator/controls systems in operation for as long as possible. This has resulted in Valves and Actuator/Controls systems remaining operational for many decades. In some cases those Valve and Actuators/Controls were purchased from manufacturers who are no longer in business. As a result it is sometimes very difficult for refineries to procure spare parts and/or technical service on.

Vermeire Industrial Products (VIP) is offering assistance in supplying spare parts and services for FCC and Flexicoker Valves and Actuator/Controls. Since 1977 we have worked with many Valve and Actuators/Controls manufacturers; Chapman, Crane, Houston Systems manufacturing Company (HSMC), Steel and Alloy Tank Company (STATCO), Kubota, Tapco (after merging with Enpro this was renamed into TapcoEnpro), Zimmermann & Jansen, RACO, Remosa, Hays Republic, GPE Controls, MEA, Bafco, and BLAC. In cases where the original manufacturer is no longer in business, we utilize reverse engineering to ensure that spare parts and services are available. In many instances our reverse engineering has enhanced these components to a state of technology over the original parts. That is what VIP is offering, a one-stop-shop for all of your FCC and Flexicoker Valve and Actuator/Controls spare part and/or service. We will meet your existing needs as well as your future enhancements.

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