2018

Maintenance and Turnarounds

Maintenance—A value-added expense

The following focuses on one of the most integral aspects of the downstream industry (or any industry, for that matter): maintenance.

Rhodes, Mike, Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The following focuses on one of the most integral aspects of the downstream industry (or any industry, for that matter): maintenance. Maintenance helps ensure efficient and safe operations. Since it is crucial to facility operations, operators dedicate a sizable portion of their budgets for maintenance activities. However, we have seen maintenance activities delayed due to the drop in oil prices over the past 2 yr. Many refiners around the world held off, or delayed, scheduled maintenance/turnarounds to take advantage of high margins. Change in the global petroleum, oil and gas, refining and petrochemical industries is constant. As the economies of developing countries continue to strengthe

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