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Dale Freihoff

Dale is a Petrochemical Sales Engineer for MetalTek International. He has more than 30 years of experience in static and centrifugal manufacturing and sales focused on the petrochemical industry.
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Petrochemical Rapid Shutdowns: MetalTek’s Rapid Response Team Again Rises to the Challenge

Posted by Dale Freihoff on 5/27/20 8:51 AM

While planned shutdowns are regular occurrences in the life cycle of a petrochemical plant, not all shutdowns are planned. Furnaces can experience unplanned shutdowns. These events are often referred to simply as “shutdowns” but can also be referred to as a “rapid shutdown” (RSD) or “emergency shutdown.”

In the event of a rapid shutdown, a plant owner or operator needs a rapid response from a metal casting supplier. Over a recent long holiday weekend, the team at MetalTek’s Carondelet Division in Pevely, MO once again demonstrated that they have what it takes to be a rapid-response partner for the petrochem industry.

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Topics: Sand Casting, Petrochemical, Rapid Shutdowns

Petrochemical Rapid Shutdowns: How to Choose a Rapid Response Metal Casting Supplier

Posted by Dale Freihoff on 5/8/20 8:00 AM

Planned turnarounds are regular occurrences in the life cycle of a petrochemical plant. Every few years, a plant will go offline for a few weeks to upgrade capital equipment, perform regular maintenance, or improve worker safety – all activities that cannot take place while a plant is operational. When properly executed, a planned turnaround limits the downtime and lost revenue of the plant in the short term, while increasing the long-term profitability of operations.

Unfortunately, not all shutdowns are planned. Sometimes furnaces experience an unplanned shutdown, for a variety of reasons.

These unplanned events are often referred to simply as shutdowns but can also be referred to as rapid shutdowns (RSD) or emergency shutdowns.

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Topics: Investment Casting, Sand Casting, Centrifugal Casting, Petrochemical, Rapid Shutdowns

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