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Improving Turnaround Planning and Execution

Posted in Project Services on Monday, February 20th, 2017. One comment so far
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Continuously operating process plants need to plan outages, also known as turnarounds, from time to time to perform maintenance and improvements not possible while the process is online. Every day of downtime is lost revenue, so carefully planning the actions to be performed during the outage is critical. In a Hydrocarbon Processing article, Get more […]

Planning and Executing Shutdowns, Turnarounds and Outages

Posted in Project Services on Friday, November 18th, 2016. One comment so far
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Turnarounds, also known as planned shutdowns and outages, are the intense window of time to optimize and fix all the issues to get the process running back to peak performance. According to an Asset Performance Networks study, Benchmarking and Optimizing Maintenance Work Scope for Turnarounds, refineries have had trouble executing these large, complex undertakings on […]

Ways to Improve Planned Shutdowns, Turnarounds and Outages

Posted in Project Services on Friday, October 7th, 2016. No comments yet
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The latest edition of Emerson’s Innovations in Process Control magazine is out. The focus is around ways to improve the performance of shutdowns, turnarounds and scheduled outages. Roel Van Doren, president of Emerson Automation Solutions Europe, opens noting that: …74% of these [shutdowns, turnarounds & outages] fail to meet their performance goals. 40% of all […]

Improve It Turnaround Mindset

Posted in Refining, Reliability on Monday, July 25th, 2016. One comment so far
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The mindset in most plant and production facility turnarounds is to get things fixed as fast as possible in order to get the facility back on line. At the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) Annual Meeting earlier this year, Emerson’s Marcelo Carugo teamed with a leading Latin American refiner to provide ideas on enhancing […]

Reducing Risks in Scheduled Shutdowns, Turnarounds and Outages

Posted in Event, Project Services on Friday, June 17th, 2016. One comment so far
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It would be great if plants could run forever after starting them up, but unfortunately, they slowly degrade as they operate. Equipment and assets foul, corrode, erode, rattles and more. Some can be maintained while the process continues to run, but many require the plant to be shut down. These plant turnarounds require much upfront […]