Maintenance & Reliability

Siemens temperature measuring system lengthens plant life, improves product quality

Siemens’ Sitrans TO500 enables complex temperature measurements and detection of the precise position of critical overtemperatures.

Honeywell’s Assurance 360 service program protects industrial plants

Honeywell Process Solutions is helping industrial manufacturing plants around the world maximize uptime and reduce operating costs through its innovative Assurance 360 services program.

CB&I awarded contract renewal for refinery maintenance services

CB&I has been awarded a five-year contract renewal valued at approximately $350 MM for maintenance, turnarounds and capital construction for a major refinery in the Midwest.

Shell’s Singapore ethylene cracker to restart in a few weeks

Shell is expecting to restart its ethylene cracker at Pulau Bukom, Singapore, in the next few weeks following an unplanned shutdown.

Irving Oil performs $135 MM turnaround at Saint John refinery

Irving Oil began its 2016 fall turnaround project at its Saint John Refinery in late September.


Andrew, Bob, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Where large machines are in use and the overall processes depend on a smoothly functioning plant, companies often rely on fixed maintenance schedules and diagnostic tools.

Reliability: Reassess and redirect your approach to a long-term career

Bloch, H. P., Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

It was not too long ago that a prospective employee could expect a 30-year career within an oil refinery or a petrochemical plant.

Australia's Gladstone LNG plant to take unit offline for maintenance

Australia's Gladstone LNG export plant will take one of its production lines out of service for planned maintenance for several weeks in October.

Shell declares force majeure on chemical supply from Singapore

Royal Dutch Shell has declared force majeure on base chemicals from its ethylene cracker at its Bukom manufacturing site in Singapore following an outage.

HTRI acquires SmartPM fouling management software and services

HTRI, a provider of research, software and services to the thermal process industries, has acquired SmartPM from IHS Markit, a business information provider.