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White Paper: US Capital Projects, Maintenance & Supply Chain Executive Insights from the 2019 Downstream Conference

Aug 6, 2019

In the face of this almost unprecedented growth, the Downstream market is dealing with reduced productivity and workforce / skills shortages, instability in oil prices, mega disruptions in technology, and a growing trade war. This confluence of market factors...

Petrochemical firms save millions by automating maintenance files

Jan 26, 2018

Turnarounds and capital projects are more complex than ever, and incur significant financial risks, but some owners are finding multimillion-dollar savings by automating manual paper-based processes.

Downstream technology is more effective when owners connect the human chain - analyst

Jul 26, 2017

Petrochemical project leaders are turning to advanced sustainment and lean operation methods to fill the communication gaps left by high-level process mapping and performance objectives, an industry analyst told Petrochemical Update.

DuPont sees production benefits from new turnaround process

Jun 24, 2016

Initiating company-specific best practices and streamlining its turnaround processes over the last few years has allowed DuPont’s Manufacturing Center in Mobile, Alabama to dramatically improve its turnaround scope management system and start up all its...

US ethane output to rise 27% by 2017; olefins turnarounds to peak in April

Apr 6, 2016

Petrochemicals news you need to know.

Early plant monitoring lowers risk of soaring repair costs

Dec 16, 2015

Repairing broken equipment and functional failures at petrochemical plants could cost companies as much as 20 times more than fixing defects and operational deficiencies early during process operations, according to a reliability and integrity manager at one...

US refinery spend to rise in 2016-2020 on low oil price, EPA rules

Nov 19, 2015

Petroleum refiners in the United States and Canada are projected to spend about $6.7 billion on new capital projects in 2016, up from $5 billion in 2015, said Chris Paschall, vice president of global research for the petroleum refining industry at consulting...

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