May 2019

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Power: Temporary power tips for turnarounds and maintenance activities

Maintenance activities and turnarounds often prove challenging to a facility’s electrical power system.

Smith, B., Aggreko Process Services

Maintenance activities and turnarounds often prove challenging to a facility’s electrical power system. Such work might vary from a relatively short duration (2 d–7 d) for production curtailments, such as power equipment repairs or inspections, to turnaround extensions focused on a long timeline, such as critical-path electrical system work. Temporary critical-power utilities address these complex issues to keep the tight schedule, and, most importantly, keep the facility’s personnel and contractors safe. Early plans a prerequisite To ensure a safe and less stressful project, prepare crucial aspects of temporary power generation  12 mos before the scheduled turnaround or maintenance start

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