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The Brock Group

The Brock Group, a Houston-based provider of mission critical services to the refining, petrochemical, power generation and other industries, announced that American Industrial Partners (AIP) has acquired majority ownership of the company. more

Maintenance & Reliability

Royal Dutch Shell began restarting the joint venture 325K bbl/day Deer Park refinery in Texas yesterday for the first time since it was shut three weeks ago by Hurricane Harvey. more


Wood Group has been awarded a 5-yr, multimillion dollar contract by Phillips 66. more

Maintenance & Reliability

Heat Recovery Steam Generators (HRSGs) are energy recovery heat exchangers used to produce steam for use in various applications. Caustic attack, or “gouging,” is an important under-deposit corrosion mechanism associated with HRSG units. This form of more

Maintenance & Reliability

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

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

Maintenance & Reliability

Valero Energy Corp shut the large crude distillation unit and a coking unit on Monday night at the 335,000-barrel-per-day Port Arthur, Texas, refinery as part of an ongoing plant-wide overhaul, said sources familiar with plant operations. 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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