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Turnarounds

The Bilfinger Turnaround Concept (BTC): Treat turnarounds as a strategic element of industrial process plant maintenance Read more

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Sometimes the 80/20 rule spells disaster. According to McKinsey, over 80 percent of turnarounds experience cost overruns. One possible explanation? Cost control and forecasting are implemented on fewer than 20 percent of turnarounds. Read more

From BIC Alliance Members

Anyone who has spent time in the refinery or petrochemical industry knows plant owners and operators allocate millions of dollars for shutdowns, turnarounds and outages (STOs) each year. Read more

Plant Management & Operations

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Matrix Service Co. subsidiary Matrix Service Inc. has been awarded the fluidized catalytic cracking unit (FCCU) turnaround by ExxonMobil at its Joliet, Illinois, refinery. Read more

Current Issue

Royal Dutch Shell Plc. brought the hydrocracker at its at its 209,787-barrel-per-day (bpd) Convent, Louisiana, refinery back into production after fixing a malfunction. Read more

Maintenance & Reliability

In addition to everything else, managers must have a good depth of working knowledge regarding turnaround materials. Read more

Maintenance & Reliability

Petrochemical and refining turnaround teams can significantly improve cost, schedule and management of their turnaround and capital projects if they turn to next evolution best practices. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

Ohmstede Industrial Services is the proven industry leader in the management and execution of turnaround and specialty maintenance services. Read more

Plant Management & Operations

International Cooling Tower (ICT) recently successfully completed a turnkey turnaround project for a 1,000-plus-megawatt gas power plant. Read more

Maintenance & Reliability

When it comes to turnaround management, we've all heard of using "lessons learned." But according to Joe Jackson, process quality assurance for LyondellBasell, the phrase should be "lessons to be learned." Read more

Maintenance & Reliability

According to Randy Pound, global manufacturing director of maintenance and reliability for Olin Corp., there are two types of maintenance cultures: reactive and proactive. Read more

Maintenance & Reliability

As industry has changed over the past several years, managers and leaders have found themselves pushed to deliver shorter turnarounds while meeting cost-savings targets. Read more

Maintenance & Reliability

Most major accidents occur during non-routine (start-up, shutdown or online maintenance) operations. Why? The situation at a plant during a shutdown is completely different from a normal day. Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

It is no wonder that corrosion is viewed as a major challenge in refineries and gas plants around the world. Read more

Maintenance & Reliability

Turnaround performance goals are never etched in stone by true leaders but rather are redefined by these visionaries who have the audacity to challenge the industry's highest standards and the foresight to insist on something grander. Read more

Training & Human Resources

Success in oil, gas and petrochemical industry turnarounds is defined as a safe and release-free event that meets schedule and cost. Read more

Maintenance & Reliability

Over the past 40-plus years, by listening to and collaborating with clients, AltairStrickland has honed its sweet spot: scheduled and unscheduled (emergency) work on fluid catalytic cracking units (FCCUs), delayed coking units (DCUs) and ammonia... Read more

Maintenance & Reliability

A major factor in whether turnarounds sink or survive is tied directly to whether the site has high-quality written methodologies. Though turnaround methodology manuals have grown in popularity, there is still a plethora of sites that either do not.. Read more

Maintenance & Reliability

After a busy and successful 2017, Houston-based Diamond Refractory Services, an EMCOR Industrial Services Company, continues its work in 2018 as one of the most sought-after refractory turnaround services providers in the country... Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

A turnaround (TA) can be one of the most difficult events for an operating plant to conduct. Read more

Maintenance & Reliability

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