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Shutdowns, turnarounds and outages (STOs) are expensive, complex, high-risk events that must be scoped, planned, scheduled and executed with precision to stay competitive. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

Employing proper water treatment protects your boiler system equipment from corrosion and scale to provide safe, reliable system operation and better process performance. Read more

Maintenance & Reliability

Many times, designing static and rotating equipment starts with a specifications sheet that lists performance expectations and requirements. Read more

Maintenance & Reliability

Representatives from the refining, midstream and chemical manufacturing sectors recently attended DataCon 2019 in Houston to share their experiences and hear presentations on data analytics from a roster of expert speakers. Read more

Plant Management & Operations

While security and data protection remain the main priorities for companies in 2020, other challenges exist. Read more

Plant Management & Operations

Engaging a contractor in the turnaround readiness review (TRR) process will align the stakeholders (owner, contractors and other suppliers) and increase the likelihood of a successful turnaround event. Read more

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Just 10 years ago, the U.S. was importing 10 million more barrels per day of crude oil and petroleum products than it was exporting, and imports were coming from as many as 37 foreign sources each month. Read more

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Economists are predicting an uptick in oil and gas drilling activity in the Gulf of Mexico over the next two years, which will spur economic recovery and job growth in Louisiana, particularly in the Acadiana and Bayou region energy hubs. Read more

Drilling & Exploration

Of all the metals that make up your smartphone, copper ranks second by weight, averaging 15 grams per device. Read more

Maintenance & Reliability

Being located along the Mississippi River in Louisiana provides a great deal of advantages to petrochemical facilities, including access to natural gas and a global transportation network. Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

One complex area of physics that frequently causes problems in production and pipeline facilities is acoustics. Read more

Engineering, Procurement & Construction

In an industry as young as blast-resistant buildings (BRBs), the terminology is still very new. This industry only came to be in 2005, after an explosion at a Texas City refinery killed 15 people and injured nearly 200. Read more

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Setting aside all the marketing hype, the cloud is where the core data is located, even if that location is your headquarters. Read more

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The anti-worker forces in Washington have once again lobbied for rules against working people in this country. Read more

Training & Human Resources

There's a willingness to leave something significant behind and to be remembered. This is especially true for employees who enjoy a lengthy career working for the same employer. Read more

Training & Human Resources

The constant dinging of a cellphone is a continuous interrupter. People are busy, but they are not fully productive. Read more

Training & Human Resources

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Control rooms are the hub of your operations, and within them, operators monitor systems and make decisions that positively or negatively impact your process, profits and human lives. Operators have tremendous responsibility. Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

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The construction industry already has a robust, privately funded apprenticeship program. It's unwise for the government to subsidize a competing, mediocre program that would undermine private-sector innovations. Read more

Training & Human Resources

The conversation surrounding business analytics is often focused on augmentation, adding features in the hopes that more efficient and effective processes will result. Read more

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An energy appraisal can be a valuable tool for addressing energy concerns. Read more

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