Webinar Details

November 15, 2021

2:00 PM Eastern


  • Neal Cammy, Engineering Manager, BLAC INC. Elmhurst, Illinois

    Neal joined BLAC in fall 2011 after 31 years with UOP.  At UOP, Neal worked mainly in FCC technology on new unit startups, refinery troubleshooting, reliability, new process control and safety-instrumented system strategies, and project sales. Neal was one of the authors of the UOP FCC ElectroHydraulic Actuator specification. Neal has co-authored several papers in safety system design, holds two U.S. patents for FCC control strategy, and has presented at AFPM conferences on FCC operations while with UOP, and was the leader of the CAT-12-104 Slide Valve and Actuator Reliability workshop at the 2012 AFPM Cat Cracker Seminar while with BLAC. Neal holds a BSChE from the Polytechnic Institute of NY (now NYU Tandon School of Engineering).


Part 2 - FCC Slide Valve Actuator Systems Position Control Electronics, Redundancy and Safety Integrity Level (SIL)

•       Position Control Electronics - different types (analog, simplex PLC, redundant PLC, TMR PLC) and pros/cons of each

•       Redundant and Backup systems

•       Safety Integrity Level (SIL) of ESD function (includes on-line testing and response times)