KPE To Present At AFPM Annual Meeting

February 29, 2016

KP Engineering (KPE) has been selected to deliver a technical presentation on fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) unit technology at the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) Annual Meeting to be held March 13 – 15, 2016 in San Francisco, California. The oral presentation will be given by KPE’s Senior VP Process Engineering, Phillip Niccum, on the second day of the meeting, March 14, at 2:00 p.m. (UTC).

Mr. Niccum’s presentation of his paper titled ‘New and Old Equations Tie Together 75 Years of FCC Standpipe Experience,’ describes common causes of standpipe performance issues and shares insights and remedies that have evolved since the first FCC units were put in operation.

With over 35 years of engineering and management experience, Mr. Niccum has been granted 15 patents in the U.S. for his work and has authored dozens of publications for major industry conferences and trade journals on the subject of FCC technology. Niccum is among six industry experts selected to present on FCC operations at the AFPM Annual Meeting.

About the AFPM Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting is the world’s premier refining meeting, assembling key executives and technical experts from refining and marketing organizations worldwide, as well as representatives from associated industries. The general session features high profile speakers who will address current issues of widespread importance to the refining industry. To learn more, visit

About KP Engineering

KP Engineering, LP provides value-based EPC solutions to clients in the refining, midstream, chemical, and syngas industries. KPE provides a full range of EPC services and specializes in fixed-price contracting. KPE combines technical expertise and deep experience with an integrated engineering and project management approach to deliver cost-effective projects to markets such as domestic refiners, natural gas processors, chemical manufacturers, and storage terminal operators.


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