The mindset of management toward process control has also contributed to the demise of process control. Is management’s view that process control is just a few buttons to click to maintain the process, maintain the system; and, there is no need for experienced process engineers? It’s a plug-n-play item, right?
Unplanned flaring, leaks, fires, and power outages interrupt refinery operations weekly. One needs to look no further than USW.org weekly report to see how frequently incidents occur. But when events threaten the safety of workers, like the Exxon fire in April 2013 or the Chevron fire in August 2012, the issue of prevention once again […]