Operations & Maintenance.

Next evolution best practices are a must in today’s evolving downstream turnaround environment

Nov 1, 2018

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; such as scope index benchmarking, effective site leadership, contract...

Shell reaches engineering milestone in Northeast

Oct 19, 2018

Shell has completed a substantial step in the construction of its Pennsylvania Petrochemicals Complex, bringing the Northeast chemicals hub dream another step closer to reality.

Peak Atlantic hurricane season creates uncertainty for US chemical sector

Sep 20, 2018

The 2018 Atlantic hurricane season, including the recent Hurricane Florence, has brought an uncomfortable amount of uncertainty in predicting the severity of each developing storm, the American Chemistry Council (ACC) said.

Downstream technology innovations useless without staff interaction

Mar 23, 2018

Downstream operators are using the latest technology to accelerate execution of turnarounds, maintenance and major projects, but many projects are often missing the communication aspect, according to analysts.

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.

Drones instrumental in storm inspections

Oct 5, 2017

Drone developments including sense and avoid technology, algorithms to analyse machine learning, automated flight patterns, and weather proofing are allowing petrochemical and energy project teams to inspect complexes faster and safer after major storm events...

Petchem industry positioned for digital transformation

Aug 25, 2017

The energy industry is lagging other sectors on the race to adopt digital technology, but increases in capital investment are pushing digital transformation now more than ever, industry analysts told Petrochemical Update.


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