Fluor understands the crude oil market, and has developed differentials for delayed coking, fluid coking, and flexicoking to meet Clients' market demands. Fluor's Delayed Coking Initiative focuses on the standardization to the maximum extent on drum metallurgy, drum diameters, and drum thickness with a focus on the following key areas:
- Fluor's Detailed Design Engineering,
- Clad Plate Manufacturers (plate sizes and thicknesses), and
- Coke Drum Fabricators.
The economic benefits of processing heavy crudes yields significant benefits from delayed coking while heavy/light crude price differentials are high. Fluor understands Clients' market demands and can adjust design accordingly to facilitate supply chain efficiency boosting cost and schedule certainty and outcome.
Fluor experts are acutely aware of the importance of the efficient delivery of coke drum deliveries to site, and one of Fluor's primary objectives in Fluor's Delayed Coking Initiative is to supply coke drums with significantly shorter deliveries so Clients can start-up units in shorter time spans.