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Preventive maintenance checks and optimization

Contributing Author: Ashfaq Anwer

In the hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI), if preventive maintenance is being performed and does not result in some insight related to the performance of the equipment or system, then that preventive maintenance is either not required or is being incorrectly directed.

Nine steps for effective preparation of planned shutdowns—Part 2

Contributing Editor: Benomar, B.

As organizations increasingly prioritize resource optimization, performance and sustainability, executing a successful shutdown (SD) has become more challenging.

Practical examples and considerations in designing emergency depressurizing systems

Saudi Aramco: Rodrigues, H.  |  Safar, A.  |  Tijani, A.

Process operating facilities typically process large inventories of gas and volatile hydrocarbon liquids at high pressures, which have the potential of posing major hazards during emergency incidents—such as fire, loss of containment or operating excursion.

Alarm management: Small investments equal big improvements

aeSolutions: Manelick, S.

Imagine experiencing a major industrial catastrophe where multitudes of alarms are triggered, creating chaos and confusion about which alarm responses should take priority and what those responses should be, while simultaneously ensuring employee safety and protecting valuable business assets.

Maximum fill volume in propane, butane and LPG pressurized storage tanks

Pasargad Energy Development Co.: Safamirzaei, M.

Large volumes of flammable hydrocarbons are stored inside different storage tanks in gas, oil and petrochemical plants. In addition to maximizing profitability, the optimum design of process units and storage facilities must consider safety concerns to avoid catastrophic accidents.

Editorial Comment: Digital transformation: The many pathways to operational and project excellence

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Nichols, Lee

Throughout the history of the modern refining and petrochemicals industries, asset owners, project developers, and equipment and service companies have devoted countless expenditures in the research and development of new technologies.

Equinor says power supply restored at Mongstad refinery after fire

Equinor said the power supply at its Mongstad oil refinery in Norway was restored, after a fire in an electrical facility.

Fire at Equinor's Mongstad, Norway oil refinery extinguished

Equinor said in a statement that the fire, in an electrical kiosk at the refinery, had been extinguished and that emergency personnel were sent for routine medical follow-up.

Russia's Novatek resumes processing at damaged Ust-Luga complex

Russian energy company Novatek resumed gas condensate processing at its Ust-Luga complex after the site was damaged last month by a suspected Ukrainian drone attack.

Russia's Ilsky refinery plans to restart damaged unit this week

Russia's export-oriented Ilsky oil refinery plans to resume operations at its damaged primary processing unit this week.