Refinery honored for rules-based repair strategy

09/12/2010 | Plant Services

Valero's Paulsboro Refinery in New Jersey has been awarded a Plant Services Best Practices Award for its rules-based maintenance program. The system aims to keep plant machinery "below the alert level" by signaling engineers and maintenance crews well in advance of actual machine failures. That usually allows repairs and maintenance to be conducted without shutting down the plant, boosting product quality and increasing the plant's profitability.

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