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Turnarounds

A turnaround at a chemical plant or refinery presents safety and emergency response professionals with an incredibly challenging environment. Read more

Maintenance & Reliability

Implementing and applying best practices is essential to eliminating or mitigating performance risks during turnarounds (TARs). Read more

Plant Management & Operations

A large oil and gas refiner in Louisiana recently required collection and analysis of samples to validate the cleanliness of vessels during and following the chemical cleaning and steaming process. Read more

Maintenance & Reliability

A smooth shutdown and startup during a turnaround starts with proper planning. This planning may begin months prior to the shutdown and requires an understanding of the tasks being performed by each discipline working at the site. Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

The evolution of Industry 4.0 technologies has delivered unparalleled insights that are changing the way companies approach their Operational Excellence strategies. Read more

Maintenance & Reliability

For over 14 years, KAP Project Services has been helping clients in the energy industry improve their shutdown, turnaround and outage (STO) and capital projects. Read more

Plant Management & Operations

In plant turnarounds, the more service companies you use, the greater potential you have for problems. Vendor selection requires more time and effort, planning becomes increasingly complex. Read more

Plant Management & Operations

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

Current Issue

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

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