COKEBUSTERS TECHNOLOGY

Cokebusters has grown to become a technical leader in specialist mechanical decoking and internal tube inspection technology, providing the highest quality service to Oil Refineries across the globe.

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Cokebusters Pumping Unit

PURSUIT OF EXCELLENCE

We will survive and prosper if we export to the growing and sophisticated markets of the world goods and services of a quality which they are entitled to demand, at a price beyond which they will not pay, on the day they rightly demand delivery.

To meet this, there is only one criterion: the pursuit of excellence.
– Michael Collins

A UNIQUE COMBINED SERVICE

Cokebusters specialises in the maintenance of furnace & fired heaters tubes, offering an efficiently combined service of specialist mechanical decoking and intelligent acoustic tube inspection.

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Mechanical Decoking | Pigging

Controlled by our experienced team of Operators, Cokebusters patented Scraper Pigs have been shown to cut through coke with a unique combination of speed and efficiency, saving our clients time and money.

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Tube Inspection | Smart Pigging

Cokebusters has invested heavily in scientific research and development of this technology. The result is a world class service offering detailed analysis of mechanical decoking and intelligent ultrasonic inspection.

Combined Service

Mechanical decoking, also known as “pigging”, carried out in harmony with tube inspection, “intelligent” or “smart pigging”, in Combined Service brings significant benefits of time and cost efficiency.

A unique Combined Service of Decoking and Tube Inspection

COKEBUSTERS | Who are we?

Cokebusters is an international company specialising in the provision of mechanical decoking and associated intelligent inspection of fired heater process tubes. From our two headquarters in the United Kingdom and the United States, we are able to consistently deliver high quality services to the Oil Refining Industry across the globe.

With the benefit of over 20 years of experience in this niche activity of fired heater tube maintenance, we have developed and grown to become the leading centre for independent scientific advancement of fired heater tube decoking & inspection technology.  Cokebusters is now dedicated to the development of scientific advances in these demanding, high technology services.

How do we achieve this high standard, with cost and time efficiency?

A successful mechanical decoking operation is directly dependent upon three key components:

Patented Cokebusters
Scraper Pigs

Our Scraper Pigs have been developed to take an effective middle line between hard bodied and soft core pigs.  They are tough enough to remove the hardest coke, yet designed to protect tube wall metal.

All pigs are manufactured at our UK Technology Centre.  This guarantees consistent quality control and provides valuable opportunity to cast pigs to suit particular client requirements.

Cokebusters Scraper Pigs

Bespoke Machinery and
Equipment

Specialist machinery and associated equipment is designed & fabricated in-house.

With valuable feedback from site, each new machine benefits from slight improvements.  Our operators are involved in machine assembly, providing first-hand knowledge guiding their ability to deal with any faults during site works.  All our machines include primary filtration to capture hydrocarbons for controlled disposal.

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Direct Employment of Skilled Manpower

In pursuit of performance quality and safety on site, Cokebusters has a strict policy of direct and full time staff employment.

From practical and written examinations, all decoking operators are regularly assessed and graded.  Operating with such a unique development program, Cokebusters employees are well trained and gain wide experience from working in oil refineries in various environments around the world.

Cokebusters USA Team

Cokebusters feature in BIC magazine

Cokebusters feature in BIC magazine – A smart approach to fired heater inspection.

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Oman OTSG Inspection

Cokebusters MIT team recently successfully inspected a Once Through Steam Generation (OTSG) unit.

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Cokebusters USA exhibit at the AFPM 2016

Cokebusters USA team exhibit at the AFPM 2016 in San Antonio.

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Highest % furnace tube flow improvement.

Days without mechanical failure impacting on client schedule.

On site man hours without recorded time loss safety incident.

International Standards for Quality, Safety and Environmental Care

Cokebusters has operated under ISO 9001:2008 QA procedures since 2006, using these internationally accredited quality guidelines in management of all procedures.  Accreditation under ISO 18001:2007 OHSAS safety procedures was awarded in 2008. Subject to external annual auditing, this high qualification has assisted compliance with all site safety procedures and helped to maintain ZERO lost time incident record on all worldwide operations since the company was incorporated in April 2005.

The third in this set of high level approvals is ISO 14001:2004 (environmental) which was achieved in July 2013. Cokebusters has developed several partnership arrangements with academic institutions, leading to continuing R&D in filtration of contaminated outfall water, along with fuel usage, emissions and recycling of consumables.  We were also recently awarded ISO PAS99:2006 for our integrated management and administration systems.

Client References

Over the years we have built successful long-standing relationships with Oil Refiners across the globe, many of whom invite us back time and time again to service their furnaces.  Here are just a few of them:

  • INEOS SCOTLAND & FRANCE
  • DEUTSCHE SHELL
  • BP SPAIN
  • NESTE OIL FINLAND
  • OMV SCHECHAT AUSTRIA
  • HELLENIC PETROLEUM GREECE
  • MOTOR OIL HELLAS GREECE
  • GALP ENERGIA
  • SARAS REFINING ITALY
  • ENI-AGIP ITALY
  • TÜPRAS PETROLEUM TURKEY
  • MOL HUNGARY
  • PHILLIPS 66 UK
  • REPSOL SA SPAIN
  • BURGAS BULGARIA
  • PETROLEUM DEVELOPMENT OMAN
  • DUGAS DUBAI
  • KUWAIT PETROLEUM (KNPC)
  • SAUDI ARAMCO
  • ENAP CHILE
  • PLUSPETROL PERU
  • REPSOL YPF ARGENTINA
  • RELIANCE INDIA
  • ESSAR INDIA
  • BHARAT PETROLEUM INDIA
  • SHELL PORT DICKSON MALAYA
  • PETRONAS MALAYSIA
  • RIO TINTO ALUMINA AUSTRALIA
  • PETROJAM JAMAICA
  • ECOPETROL COLOMBIA
  • EXXONMOBIL
  • ESSO
  • CITGO REFINING USA
  • TEXACOCHEVRON
  • ALON REFINING USA
  • SUNCOR ONTARIO CANADA
  • SHELL USA
  • TOTAL
  • CALUMET SPECIALTY USA
  • BP AMOCO
  • CEPSA
  • MOTIVA USA
  • PHILLIPS 66 USA

 

Look no further. Telephone us with your enquiry today.

 

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