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Oct 23, 2017 3:45 PM Engineering, Procurement & Construction

A turnaround is a refinery event where process units are shut down to perform regulatory or integrity-driven inspections on equipment. more

Sep 1, 2017 1:40 PM Maintenance & Reliability

Turnarounds (TAs) are frequently the largest single annual expense in an asset-intensive industry. more

May 22, 2017 11:36 AM Maintenance & Reliability

Industry leaders begin preparations up to three years in advance, with the actual execution only making up 20-30 percent of the overall duration. more

Feb 21, 2017 2:52 PM , Maintenance & Reliability

In 2016, SWAT stretched its footprint from coast to coast, working not only on the Gulf Coast but also on the West Coast in states such as Washington and California, tripling its growth. more

Feb 1, 2017 8:00 AM From BIC Alliance Members

Exxon Mobil Corp. confirmed Tuesday it has begun planned maintenance at its 239,000-barrel-a-day Joliet, Illinois refinery. more

Oct 5, 2016 12:00 AM Maintenance & Reliability

Imagine working at an outdoor construction site with the sun beating down the back of your neck in the middle of the summer, and your lunch break is about to start. Would you rather eat on the edge of your work zone with loud noises and dust surround more

Oct 1, 2016 12:00 AM Health, Safety & Environmental

When companies plan a big project, there are many facets of the job that must be considered for timeliness, cost and logistics by the project management team. To name a couple major factors, project equipment and personnel costs easily come to mind. more

Oct 1, 2016 12:00 AM Plant Management & Operations

Irving Oil will begin its 2016 fall turnaround project at its Saint John Refinery. ‘Operation Red Fox’ represents an investment of $135 million over a six-week time frame and will have 2,400 workers working on the project. more

Sep 26, 2016 12:00 AM Maintenance & Reliability

With recent advancements in turnaround methodology, external scheduling assessments have become almost ubiquitous, which is a positive development if they are conducted correctly. The concern is a considerable number are being performed with no adher more

Sep 12, 2016 12:00 AM Plant Management & Operations

We’ve all witnessed the declining trend in turnaround performance in recent years. Industry experts suggest over 70 percent of all turnarounds are failures and 40 percent can be classified as “train wrecks.” For many years, the industry expectation w more

Sep 1, 2016 12:00 AM Maintenance & Reliability

A person pursuing the exhilaration of human flight could step from the ledge of the 100-story John Hancock Building and enjoy about eight seconds of bliss. more

Maintenance & Reliability

After an extended period of unusual quietness, a handsome young second grader burst into the room where his mom was sitting. With much excitement, he proudly announced he is 7 feet tall! In disbelief and curiosity, she inquired how he had come to suc more

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