The Importance of Safe Making for Shutdown and Recommissioning: Why Use Our Services?

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Safe making for shutdown in order to perform maintenance operations, ranging from inspections to pipeline cleaning and repairs, must be properly planned. However, with the plant being non-operational during these times, it is crucial to reduce the time it takes to shut down the affected parts of the plant as non-operational time implies loss of income and an increase in costs. With that said, these non-operational periods are essential to keep petrochemical plants safe and operational according to industry standards and regulations governing the particular types of plants.

However, if one of the critical components in a chemical plant is faulty, or if a breakdown occurs, it is equally essential to perform the necessary decommissioning procedures. In this regard, it is just as crucial to ensure a fast turnaround of the process as to limit the risk of the complete failure of the plant. Shutdowns must be properly planned without any compromise on addressing regulatory factors.

Important Factors to Consider Before Shutdown

For routine maintenance decommissioning projects, the overseeing management must address the following:

  • Safety as the priority – although the plant may not be operational, this does not imply that it is not a hazardous environment. All required regulations must be followed.
  • Share the necessary information – all employees and visitors to the site must be made aware of the various hazards and the objectives of the particular shutdown project.

Although a plant shutdown process causes operational interruption, it is necessary to maintain and keep the specific plant in an optimal productive state. This provides the time needed for inspections, repairs, changes, implementation of the necessary steps to prevent the malfunctioning of crucial components, and to increase the safety profile of the plant.

How Oleum PPS Helps to Reduce Costs

The shutdown of a chemical or petrochemical plant is a complex task as it requires a focus on thesafetyof the employees while also maintaining the focus on keeping the process within the budget and time constraints.

We have precision measuring equipment, reliable and powerful pump systems, the necessary chemicals, including nitrogen, and we follow the correct procedures to provide for a faster turnaround time in the safe making for shutdown and recommissioning of plants and pipelines. Our service offering includes the required drying, purging, and cleaning operations. We have well-maintained mobile liquid nitrogen tanks, appropriate pump systems, as well as the vaporiser units needed.

Our expertise in handling nitrogen purges, together with having the sophisticated equipment required for the tasks, make it possible to save from hours to days in the maintenance time needed. Nitrogen purging can, for instance, be done at flow rates of up to 50 000 Nm3 per hour. We, for example, use a high-velocity pump system for the trust blowing and related drying tasks, while our mobile liquid nitrogen storage tanks on site ensure availability of the nitrogen to prevent operational interruption. Our professional team plans the safe making process and provides the client firm with a written budget proposal, overview of the project, and clear details about each step.

In Conclusion

Oleum Process & Pipeline Services has the equipment, expertise, and manpower required to expedite the safe making for shutdown and recommissioning of the plant without compromising on the wellbeing of employees and the operational integrity of the plant. Get in touch for more information about our safe making for shutdown services.

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