404,000 barrels of crude oil are processed every day at Shell Pernis. When the factories are operating at 100% capacity, Crude Distillers are able to process 750 litres of crude oil per second. The refineries produce gas oil/diesel, petrol, kerosene, basic oils (lubricants), LPG and fuels. The chemical factories produce polyols and solvents (e.g., acetone, alcohols and glycol ethers).
During the turnaround, a large number of exchangers were repaired or exchanged. In addition, MOB replaced eight complete, stainless steel oven pipelines (18"), expanded the FOS/FOR pipeline system, and replaced several pumps and their related piping. For the HV-6 oven, a complete steel construction including related equipment was also replaced and the ground pipelines were entirely dismantled and replaced. This project provided a huge challenge because of the relatively high number of people working in a relatively small space. Despite this, the turnaround was delivered to the client’s full satisfaction and without HSE incidents.