Risko, J.

TLV Corp., Charlotte, North Carolina

James R. Risko is President of TLV Corp. and is responsible for U.S. and Canadian operations. He has 46 yr of steam systems experience, has authored more than 60 technical articles, provided webinars to more than 3,000 attendees globally, and presented papers for the Kister Distillation Symposium, Distillation Experts Conclave, Fractionation Research Inc., AFPM, AIChE, the Ethylene Conference, RefComm, IPEIA, IETC, eChemExpo, AEE World and ASHRAE. He co-invented the world’s first combination pump/traps and created the “Extended Stall Chart” for draining stalled coils, heat exchangers and reboilers. A past Chairman of the FCI, Risko is active in FCI and ANSI standards development. He is an avid tennis and guitar player and has three energy management certifications. The author can be reached at Risko@TLVengineering.com.

Trip your turbine troubles: Optimize the reliability of steam-driven turbines

Risko, J., TLV Corp.

Steam turbines are essential for successful operations in refining and petrochemical plants, such as at the wet gas compressor and regenerator air blower of a fluidized catalytic cracking unit (FCCU).