Stan Spears, the Director of Business Development at Lucke Consulting Technology Services (LCTS), recently attended RefComm Galveston 2024, held from April 29 to May 3 in Galveston, Texas. RefComm is the leading event for safe unit operation and production optimization within the delayed coking, fluid catalytic cracking, and sulfur production and processing units.

The event, renowned as the premier technical conference for the refining industry, attracted refiners from around the globe. It featured a five-day, multi-streamed agenda that included two days of intensive training, three days of technical presentations, an expansive exhibition hall, breakout discussion groups, and numerous networking opportunities.

A significant emphasis was placed on Process Hazard Analysis (PHA), Process Safety Management (PSM), and Hazard and Operability Studies (Hazops). These topics are critical for ensuring safety and efficiency in project execution and unit operations, underscoring the industry’s commitment to maintaining high safety standards while optimizing production processes.

One of the key themes at the conference was the push to produce high-grade coke and upgrade to needle coke quality. This initiative is vital to meet the increasing demand for lithium battery production and to support new technologies in rare earth metals battery production, aimed at creating lighter and more efficient batteries.

During the conference, Stan Spears had the opportunity to visit with major vendors, including Delta Valve, RuhrPumpen, Flowserve, and Mogas. These interactions provided a platform for a valuable exchange of information and the development of new industry relationships, which are crucial for fostering collaboration and driving innovation.

RefComm Galveston offered extensive training courses covering a range of topics crucial for industry professionals. These included Delayed Coker Fundamentals, Coker Process Design and Troubleshooting, and Mechanical Integrity and Reliability of Coke Drums. Led by experienced, world-class trainers, these courses were designed to boost knowledge and skills, preparing participants to anticipate and resolve real-world problems.

The conference also featured interactive breakout sessions, providing fantastic networking opportunities and peer-to-peer knowledge sharing. These sessions allowed participants to engage in meaningful discussions, share experiences, and gain insights from industry experts.

Stan Spears’ attendance at RefComm Galveston 2024 proved to be a highly valuable experience. The insights gained from the technical presentations, training courses, and interactions with industry leaders will undoubtedly contribute to the ongoing success and development of Lucke Consulting Technology Services. RefComm Galveston continues to be an essential event for professionals in the refining industry, providing unparalleled opportunities for learning, collaboration, and innovation.

About Lucke Consulting Technology Services

Lucke Consulting Technology Services (LCTS) is dedicated to providing cutting-edge solutions and consulting services for the refining and petrochemical industries. Our expertise lies in optimizing unit operations, enhancing safety protocols, and driving innovation in process management. We are committed to helping our clients achieve operational excellence and maintain the highest standards of safety and efficiency.

Our participation in RefComm Galveston 2024 aligns with our mission to stay at the forefront of industry advancements and to continuously improve our service offerings. By engaging with industry leaders, attending technical sessions, and participating in training programs, we aim to bring the latest knowledge and best practices back to our clients.

For more information about Lucke Consulting Technology Services, please visit our website at You can also reach us by phone at +1 (281) 366-1306 or +1 (868) 368-1410. Connect with us on our Lucke Consulting Technology Services, LLC LinkedIn page.

For inquiries, you can contact our CEO, Eberhard Lucke, at [email protected], or Stan Spears at [email protected].

Lucke Consulting Technology Services is proud to participate in industry-leading events like RefComm Galveston, demonstrating our commitment to excellence and our dedication to driving progress in the refining and petrochemical sectors.