Oil and Gas Journal’s semiannual Worldwide Construction Update shows an increase in oil refinery turnarounds activity compared with the previous edition of the update (OGJ, Nov.5, 2012, p. 48). Refining In US refining news, CHS Inc., St. Paul, Minn., will boost refining capacity at the 85,000 b/d National Cooperative Refinery Association facility at McPherson, Kan., to 100,000 b/d by 2016 in a $327 million project (OGJ Online, Mar. 12, 2013). Completion will take place in phases during the second half of 2015 and the first months of 2016, with production expected in early 2016.

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Mactech’s Take:
Refinery turnarounds are essential to the continued operation of oil refineries all over the world. Maintaining and periodically replacing all equipment and materials usually requires complete shut-down and even the dismantling of equipment. This refinery turnaround process of shutting down and restarting the vital process units is the most dangerous time for refinery workers.

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