Shutdowns 101: Planning and Response
Loss of time, loss of revenue. It’s easy to equate a site shutdown with loss. But it doesn’t have to be that way. With the right planning and execution, an efficient, properly powered shutdown is possible.
At Trinity Power Rentals, we are no strangers to shutdowns. Neither is our team.
We sat down with our resident experts, Kurt Guess, Jordan Maryniuk and Konrad Sander, to talk about the power-related aspects of a shutdown: h... read more >
Securing a Cost-efficient Turnaround Process for Oil Plants
With capital investment projects being the primary focus of senior management in the petroleum industry, the potential business impact of facility turnarounds is frequently underestimated or altogether disregarded. In 2013, the total capital expenditure in the Oil Sands, Alberta alone totalled $31 billion, while operating costs were not far behind at $24 billion. Since the Oil Sands, and Alberta in general, has historically been a high-cost ... read more >
Critical Steps To Plan For In Plant Turnarounds
If you have previously participated in a scheduled plant shutdown, either as a manager, engineer, QA specialist or as part of the maintenance team, you know how overwhelming, chaotic and difficult to manage this short, but intensive period might be. Whether it is required by industry regulations or planned as part of the plant maintenance schedule, the annual plant shutdown must be as efficient as possible in terms of costs, work and time ... read more >
Temporary Power Equipment: When Renting Makes More Sense
When natural resources are your business, as they are for mining and oil and gas companies, you don’t have much choice where to base your operations – you need to be where the resources are located. Rarely, though, do such locations coincide with Western Canada’s power-transmission grid. This means plant owners and managers often need to import their own energy to power both their production facilities and the camps to house ... read more >