plant maintenance

The Perils of “Shoddy Maintenance” for Power Plants

The Perils of “Shoddy Maintenance” for Power Plants

Last fall, a legal battle was initiated when a unit of Marathon Petroleum Corp. sued BP subsidiaries over alleged “shoddy maintenance,” as reported by Industry Week. The charges? According to Marathon, BP failed to adequately maintain and repair a refinery in Texas City before selling… read more

Creating a Fool-Proof Plant Maintenance Plan

Creating a Fool-Proof Plant Maintenance Plan

Any energy plant operator knows how important plant maintenance is to the successful operation of a plant. It’s never a topic operators love talking about, though, because keeping up with regular maintenance – including preventative maintenance – can be time-consuming, inconvenient, and complicated. Even so,… read more

The Three Types of Woodyards

Woodyards can be classified into three main categories: automated, manual, and semi-automated. Deciding on which approach best suits a facility’s needs requires careful evaluation of several criteria: Volume – the amount of fuel storage and throughput Size – the footprint for the woodyard Budget –… read more