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Rice Global E&C Forum
Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Rice University MS 318
6100 Main Street
Houston, TX 77005
Email: globalforum@rice.edu

May 2017 Roundtable

Date / Time:

Friday, May  19, 2017 - 11:15 a.m. sign-in & networking with the speaker beginning at NOON ending promptly at 1:00 p.m.

Topic:

“Fired Heaters – Key to Efficient Operation of Refineries and Petrochemicals”

Fired Heater is a very unique equipment. It is used for high temperature heat transfer. Every refinery has 30-60 fired heaters. Every ethylene plant has several cracking heaters as the heart of the plant. Every ammonia, methanol and hydrogen plant has steam methane reformer as the largest equipment in the plant. Even though all these fired heaters have some major differences, there a number of design parameters and principles remain the same. In this presentation we will talk about key operating parameters applicable to fired heaters in the refineries and chemical plants.

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Speaker:
Ashutosh Garg
Vice President, Furnace Improvements 

Ashutosh Garg has more than 40 years of hands on practical experience in design, engineering and troubleshooting of Fired Heaters. He graduated from I.I.T. Kanpur, India in 1974. He worked with KTI India, Engineers India and, KTI Corp in their heater group for almost 20 years. Since 1996, he has leading more than 50 engineers and designers at Furnace Improvements. He is a registered professional engineer and member of AIChE. He is also a member of API subcommittee on Heat Transfer Equipment. He holds 5 patents on fired heaters improvements. He has published several papers on Fired Heaters in Chemical Engineering, Hydrocarbon Processing, PTQ and Chemical Engineering Progress.

Location & Parking:

Grand Hall in the Rice Ley Student Center Detailed campus maps are available on the web at http://www.rice.edu/maps/ or download the map here here. The Ley Student Center, located in the central part of Rice campus, is building number 45 on the campus map. The Central Campus Garage, which is the closest parking facility, is located at building number 53, to the left of the Ley Student Center across the street.

Rice University is a popular meeting location. In the remote possibly the underground parking is full, the second closest parking is the West Lot. Continue down the Laboratory Loop Road to the stop sign. Cross the street and the gate will be on the left. Be sure to bring an umbrella if the weather seems inclement.

The campus also offers a bus shuttle that runs about every 15 minutes as it loops the campus. Look for the bus stop signs to use or enjoy a short brisk walk!

Registration:

$25 per person for online registration and $35 per person for on-site registration – a boxed lunch will be served. $ 0 for Rice Students and $15 for Rice Faculty – registration required in advance. Online registration will close at Noon on Thursday, May 18, 2017. On-site registration is available on the day of the event for $35 per person.

Payment accepted online by credit card at time of registration.

In order to protect the privacy of the luncheon attendees, the list of attendees is not published or distributed.

This Roundtable qualifies for one (1) Professional Development Hour (PDH). Your email confirmation at completion of registration serves as your PDH and payment receipts. Paper receipts may be picked up at the registration desk at time of check-in.

Registration

$25 for online registration
$35 for on-site registration
$0 for Rice students
$15 for Rice faculty

October 13th Registration

Box lunch provided
NOTE: Online registration closes at Noon on Thursday before the Roundtable.

Need to Earn a PDH?

This Roundtable qualifies for one (1) Professional Development Hour (PDH). Your email confirmation at completion of registration serves as your PDH and payment receipts. Paper receipts may be picked up at the registration desk at time of check-in.

Cancellation or Substitution Policies

If you need to cancel your reservation, cancellations must be received at globalforum@rice.edu prior to NOON, Thursday, before the Friday Roundtable luncheon to qualify for a full refund.

Substitutes are welcomed . . . we encourage potential No-Shows to send substitutes in their place and have them let us know at the door. Substitutes can be from member and non-member companies.