Risk and Crisis Management to Mitigate Refinery Power Outages

Mitigate refinery power outages by considering the steps that could be taken to ensure 24/7 production out of every process. Risk management and crisis management must be practiced to maximize productivity within any plant.

Power supply disruptions and electrical equipment failures represented more than 80% of electrical problems in refineries between 2009 and 2013, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. And the electrical problems themselves accounted for one-fifth of all refinery disruptions during this time period. Power outages, mechanical breakdowns, leaks, and fires constituted the majority of incidents — any number of which can force a refinery to shut down.

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