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KBC Software User Group

Written by Friday, 14 October 2016 08:50
KBC, a Yokogawa Company, hosted its annual Americas Software Users Conference in Houston, TX this past week. The conference features a variety of KBC's North American refining clients that get together each year to share different uses of KBC's Petro-SIM and SIM Reactor Suite by KBC's customers as well as…

Safety Programme Foundations

Written by Thursday, 01 September 2016 00:00
"Making a living shouldn't have to cost you your life. Workplace fatalities, injuries, and illnesses are preventable. Safe jobs happen because employers make the choice to fulfil their responsibilities and protect their workers." — Dr. David Michaels Assistant Secretary of Labour for Occupational Safety and Health. In 2013, 4,405 workers…
DOWNLOAD THE WHITE PAPER The biggest 'necessary evil' of any manufacturing entity is maintenance. Whether it constitutes routine maintenance, breakdown maintenance or turnaround maintenance it is the 'necessary evil' that no one wants. It consists of a budget which is often formed from historical misfortune with resources to match. The…
DOWNLOAD THE WHITE PAPER With energy prices at their lowest level for over a decade and the prevailing view that they will be lower for longer, there seems to be little economic incentive to spend money on energy efficiency. Particularly in industry sectors where revenue is down, investment budgets are…
DOWNLOAD THE WHITE PAPER Why would you want to align the refinery turnaround strategy with the overall business plan, focusing on profitability and minimising lost profit incidents by; taking advantage of opportunities to optimise the use of resources and minimise the risks associated with turnaround cost and duration overruns, setting…

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