Critical Path Analysis, Schedule Optimization or Cold Eyes Review (call it what you want) are all designed to check your Turnaround (TA) Schedule for logic, manpower and equipment efficiencies that can affect the duration of the TA Schedule. When margins are high you can have unit-down-days that are worth upward of $1MM/day. For this type margin […]
Fatal Distractions: Refinery Chloride Contamination – Are You Looking for the Source of Chlorides in the Right Place?
On December 29, 1972 one the Nation’s worst airline accidents occurred as Eastern Air Lines Flight 401 crashed into the Florida Everglades killing 101 of the passengers and crew. A National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigation attributed the cause of the crash to crew distraction. While on approach, the crew noted that a landing gear […]