Maintenance & Reliability

Aramco JV to shut ethane cracker for 21 days

Saudi Arabia's Rabigh Refining and Petrochemical Co. will shut its ethane cracker for 21 days effective from November 14 for maintenance.

Hellenic Petroleum plans Elefsina refinery turnaround in 2Q of 2017

Hellenic Petroleum plans maintenance work at its 100 Mbpd Elefsina refinery in 2Q next year.

ExxonMobil launches Mobil Serv Lubricant Analysis in Middle East oil and gas sector

ExxonMobil has launched Mobil Serv Lubricant Analysis, a next generation used oil analysis service, which replaces ExxonMobil’s Signum Oil Analysis.

China firm seeks state financing for $5.5-B Caribbean oil project

Commodity trader Guangdong Zhenrong Energy Co. is in talks to secure funding for a $5.5-B plan to upgrade a Caribbean oil refinery and build a natural gas terminal, giving China a foothold in a strategic oil hub.

Shell Deer Park, Texas gasoline unit to restart

Royal Dutch Shell’s 285 Mbpd JV Deer Park, Texas, refinery plans to restart the gasoline unit after repairing thin piping found last week at the end of a planned overhaul.

Refining: High-impact challenges in today’s global refining market

Zurlo, J. A., GE Water and Process Technologies

To stay competitive and thrive in today’s uncertain and volatile energy market that is characterized by major shifts in supply and demand dynamics, refiners must find ways to increase operational efficiencies, maximize productivity and produce refined products at lower costs.

Reliability: Monitor equipment condition by collecting vibration signatures

Bloch, H. P., Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

With relatively few exceptions, industry guidelines and standards allow an increased understanding of best practices.

GE and Baker Hughes to create fullstream digital industrial service company

GE and Baker Hughes have entered into an agreement to combine GE’s oil and gas business and Baker Hughes to create a world-leading oil and gas technology provider with a unique mix of service and equipment capabilities.

Schneider Electric reduces risk, enhances maintenance with cyber protection services

Schneider Electric has introduced new cybersecurity protection services designed to help industrial customers manage and secure their connected plants.

Honeywell and Flowserve collaborate on IIoT solutions

Honeywell and Flowserve will collaborate to provide Industrial Internet of Things solutions to help industrial customers make their operations, safer, more efficient and more reliable.