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Maintenance & Reliability

Novoshakhtinsk oil refinery in Russia's Rostov region suspended after drone attack

The operations of the Novoshakhtinsk oil refinery in Russia's southern Rostov region were suspended on June 6 after a drone attack.

Digital Exclusive-Flare system design: Liquid pockets in flare headers

In this technical article, written by Saudi Aramco and Siemens Energy, the authors focus on areas where major benefits can be achieved early in the front-end engineering design (FEED) stage of flare header piping designs.

Egyptian fertilizer plants shut down temporarily due to gas supply pressures

Gas supplies will gradually resume flowing as of Thursday to fertilizer factories in Egypt after several chemical and fertilizer companies shut down plants on a temporary basis.

Neste completes major turnaround at Porvoo refinery

The nearly 400-MM euro turnaround of Neste’s Porvoo refinery in Finland has been successfully completed, and crude oil processing and renewable and circular raw materials processing has begun operations.

Azerbaijan's SOCAR to suspend refinery for month-long maintenance from Nov. 2024

Azerbaijan's state-owned oil company SOCAR plans to suspend operations at its only oil refinery for a scheduled one-month maintenance period from November 2024.

Turning turnarounds into a competitive advantage through a digital ecosystem

This article, written by ExxonMobil, details how the company uses a digital reality ecosystem to optimize maintenance and turnarounds.

Aspentech announces new and expanded capabilities in latest version of aspenONE

Aspen Technology, Inc. introduced new and expanded capabilities now available in aspenONE®, helping customers achieve new levels of operational excellence with expanded Industrial AI throughout the portfolio, additional integration of industrial data management across solutions, and advancements in planning and scheduling capabilities.

What's next? The future of predictive asset performance management

Asset performance management (APM) consists of two key elements: predictive analytics and maintenance strategies. Setting a strategic path for APM depends on understanding the current state of equipment health, and then being able to plan improvement based on predicting what will be needed to maintain and bring assets to an even more efficient state.

Colonial pipeline (U.S.) halts some fuel deliveries for maintenance

The Colonial Pipeline, the largest refined fuel pipeline in the U.S., conducted system maintenance on Thursday that required a temporary halt of some deliveries.

Improving the sustainability of steam production

Emerson: Donnangelo, M.  |  T. Dwyer

Steam distribution systems are a vital part of process manufacturing because steam is a versatile means of delivering carefully controlled heat energy, usually via a heat exchanger.