Operations & Maintenance.

10,000 energy execs assemble for ‘Downstream 2019: free exhibition passes available

Jun 10, 2019

Nearly 10,000 petrochemical, chemical, refining and LNG professionals will assemble at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas this Tuesday and Wednesday for the world’s largest ever downstream event, the Downstream 2019 Exhibition and...

Tech makes predictive maintenance a reality

Mar 13, 2019

Predictive maintenance is more possible than ever before using a combination of IoT, cloud, and analytic technology to monitor machine conditions, guide the maintenance schedule and reduce downtime, an engineering expert told Petrochemical Update.

How to build a predictive maintenance strategy

Feb 13, 2019

Predictive maintenance can benefit virtually every chemical plant plant, big or small, old or new, an expert told Petrochemical Update.

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.