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Maintenance & Reliability

Case study: Causes and countermeasures of a wall tube leak accident by an SNCR solution of a CO boiler in an RFCC process

SK Energy: Lee, S.  |  Seok, W.

Residue fluid catalytic cracking (RFCC) is a process that cracks heavy oil into light oil, such as gasoline, with zeolite catalysts.

Hot or not: The future of thermal management

PPG Protective & Marine Coatings: Rakers, N.

Effective and efficient insulation solutions remain paramount for the chemical process, oil and gas, and petrochemical sectors.

Maintenance keeps refineries and petrochemical plants healthy

Engineering Consultant: Khanna, V.

The maintenance of industrial chemical plants is essential to protect and restore equipment, circuits and systems to enhance their function and provide efficient operations.

Editorial Comment: Maintenance and inspection pathways/technologies to optimize unit reliability

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Nichols, Lee

Unit uptime is one of the most important aspects in refining and petrochemical plant operations. Work stoppages due to any number of causes can be detrimental to profitability; therefore, it is imperative to utilize best practices, technologies, techniques and know-how to ensure processing units operate efficiently and safely.

Motiva restarts two CDUs at Port Arthur, Texas (U.S.) refinery

Motiva Enterprises restarted two crude distillation units overnight at its 626,000 bpd Port Arthur, Texas (U.S.) refinery, the nation's largest, after a power outage.

Lukoil expects damaged NORSI refinery units back up in Q2

Russian oil producer Lukoil expects its damaged CDU-6 primary unit and catalytic cracker at the NORSI oil refinery to return to operations in the second quarter following seasonal maintenance.

The illusion of accuracy in analyzing plant failures

This article highlights the challenges faced by plant engineers in accurately determining damage mechanisms, discussing three common illusions of accuracy including temperature limits, reliance on single references, and confirmation bias during failure investigations.

The Neste refinery in Porvoo, Finland is gearing up for a significant turnaround in 2024

Neste maintains safe and uninterrupted refinery operations through regularly scheduled maintenance shutdowns, with preparations for the major turnaround at its Porvoo, Finland refinery, which commenced on April 1st, including shutdowns of process units occurring from April to June.

Yokogawa launches OpreX Robot Management Core

Yokogawa Electric Corporation announced the development and release of OpreX Robot Management Core, a software application in the OpreX Asset Management and Integrity family and will go on sale on March 22, 2024.

Russia considers altering maintenance schedule at oil refineries

Russian Energy Minister Nikolai Shulginov said that the government and companies are in discussions about changes to the schedule of maintenance at oil refineries to tackle damaged downstream capacity.