The controlled chaos that surrounds a plant turnaround, or planned shutdown, has given more than a few engineers some gray hair. I highlighted a plant turnaround planning presentation at last year's Emerson Exchange and I asked Emerson's Chris Forland if I could get...
Preparing for Turnarounds from an Instrument, Valve, Electrical Reliability and Process Optimization Standpoint
I've highlighted the topic of plant turnarounds (planned downtime for maintenance) a few times in the past. Back from the Emerson Exchange, here's my take on the Smart Turnaround workshop. For continuous processes that run for years, this turnaround provides...
In an earlier post about fired heater efficiency and reliability, I had spoken with Emerson operations consultant, Chris Forland, on the opportunities for refiners to optimize this energy intensive unit. Working with engineers in the Rosemount Analytical Gas division,...
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