May 2010

Plant Design and Engineering

Strategize preshutdown work to enhance productivity

Adopt these principles from a refinery revamp project

Kumar, A., Indian Oil Corp. Ltd.

Revamp project management requires special skills, a positive attitude and sound leadership to formulate a strategy and to steer the entire team. In the hot pursuit of stringent safety norms inside running hydrocarbon units, revamp modifications are not simple tasks. The revamp project: A synopsis. Today, the importance of a revamp project in the hydrocarbon industry and particularly in an oil refinery is gaining momentum due to economics and space limitations. The revamp project for a unit in a refinery is undertaken when debottlenecking units and it aims to increase the yield pattern and the unit's capacity. The revamp project involves the addition, modification, relocation or deletion of

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