Chevron’s El Segundo Refinery Coke Drum Reliability Project Named PMI Project of the Year Award Winner
Project completed vital petroleum facility maintenance with zero
The El Segundo Refinery Coke Drum Reliability Project has been honored
by Project Management Institute (PMI) as the winner of the profession’s
highest accolade—the 2015 PMI Project of the Year Award.
The El Segundo Refinery Coke Drum Reliability Project team oversaw the
successful shipment and installation of six new coke drums — enormous
containers that heat crude oil up to 920 degrees Fahrenheit (493
Celsius) — four months ahead of schedule and US$7 million under budget.
The new drums needed to be shipped from a manufacturing facility in
Spain and installed in a refinery in El Segundo, part of Los Angeles
County, California, USA. The city of Los Angeles relies on fuel from the
refinery, which supplies 20 percent of the gasoline in the Los Angeles
area market and more than 40 percent of the jet fuel for Los Angeles
Highlights from the project include the seamless removal of six retired
coke drums, each weighing roughly 400,000 pounds (181,437 kilograms).
Because all installation work took place at least 20 feet above ground,
project leaders implemented a fall protection protocol that required
workers to wear double harnesses. The team held frequent safety meetings
and avoided injuries by implementing a “stop the drop” program that
required all tools and materials to be tied off with a leash. Even with
400 people working high above the ground to install the new drums, the
project closed without a single fall or lost-time injury. Additional
results include taking just six nights to move all the new drums from
dockside to refinery, which meant less inconvenience for the residents
of Los Angeles.
“PMI congratulates El Segundo Refinery Coke Drum Reliability Project on
winning this year’s award,” said PMI President and CEO Mark A. Langley.
“The team was able to complete the installation under budget and ahead
of schedule by applying sound project and risk management principles to
overcome the myriad logistical and safety challenges, while minimizing
the impact to the local community.”
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(October 12, 2015 - 11:30 AM EDT)
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