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Maintenance & Reliability

Vietnam's largest refinery begins shutting down for maintenance

Vietnam's largest oil refinery has shut down some of its units, beginning a 55-day total shutdown for major maintenance.

Irving Oil announces major refinery turnaround

On September 17, Irving Oil will begin one of its largest turnaround projects in several years at its Saint John refinery.

HFC detection using optical gas imaging increases safety/efficiency while reducing emissions

Teledyne FLIR: O’Neill, C.
Contributing Author: Chochran, R. A.

The use of optical gas imaging (OGI) cameras has benefited the oil and gas industry greatly by improving worker safety and plant efficiency while reducing emissions; however, the technology has yet to gain a similar foothold in the petrochemical industry, despite offering similar advantages.

The importance of operational readiness

JEM Advisors: Ladnier, G.  |  Straker, B.  |  Hanson, T.  |  Kenyon, R.
GMcLeodConsulting LLC: McLeod, G.
Austin Mattson Project Management: Mattson, A.

Over the last 20 yr–30 yr, manufacturing facilities and project teams have spent significant time and money developing tools to navigate the issues of designing, procuring and building projects.

Flooded condenser vents for pressure control

Contributing Author: Sharma, A.

Of the condensers in process industries such as refineries and petrochemical facilities, many are flooded-type condensers.

Take the anxiety out of plant turnarounds

Emerson: Lindhjem, E.

The months leading into an impending turnaround (TAR) have never been an easy time for operations and maintenance personnel.

Digital Technologies: A sustainable approach for digitalizing the petrochemical industry

Pharos University: Ezzat, A. A.

In the petrochemical industry, business leaders are continuing to push for new approaches to optimize technology applications without disrupting their operational targets and key performance indicators.

A Case for Criteria that Simplify Process Vessel Lining Selection

Process vessels, also known as pressure vessels, deliver a critical function within oil and gas upstream operations. Subjected to elevated temperatures and pressures, these vessels are used to process hydrocarbon mixtures to remove corrosive materials from oil before transport. Linings are frequently used to mitigate corrosion inside process vessels and extend their service lives and maintenance cycles.

Challenges faced during liner installation of a reciprocating makeup compressor

A hydrocracker makeup compressor in a refinery in Saudi Arabia failed during operation. Upon internal inspection of the compressor, it was found that the cylinder liner was cracked and needed a replacement.

Advancing the feature sets of field instruments to improve connectivity, diagnostics and user-friendliness

Emerson: Wiens, M.

Anyone observing process industries these days recognizes that they are very competitive.