Monday, July 20, 2015

Get to Know the 5 Phases of a Turnaround

A turnaround is a planned event where production units are completely or partially removed from service temporarily to allow for necessary updates, maintenance, or inspection. Although numbers may vary depending on industry, a turnaround can be generally categorized into unique phases, each consisting of key elements that must be performed in sequence:

Helpful Tips on Saving Fuel

Try as you might to avoid fuel emergencies, there may come a time when you need to call on onsite fuel services to replenish your fuel supply. Of course, you’d want to maximize your fuel—make the most of every drop. Fortunately, there are ways you can save on fuel, and all these depend on how you use your vehicle(s).

Friday, July 10, 2015

Reducing Friction: On Industrial Lubricants

Your car has a lot of moving parts. Most of the time this isn't a problem, but the trouble with moving parts is that friction develops when they move against one another. This results in heat buildup and damage to your car’s mechanical components, whether it's in the engine or in other parts of your vehicle. The primary way to avoid friction is the use of industrial lubricants. Here are a few examples of places in your car that might need their help.

The Basics of Cleaning Your Engine

The engine is the heart of your car. Just like your heart though, it goes through a lot of hidden wear-and-tear that you wouldn't notice outright. Fortunately, unlike your heart, you can take it out and clean it up so that it functions like brand new. If you're planning to clean your car engine, here's a basic primer.

Friday, July 3, 2015

Securing Automotive Dealer Supplies for Your Vehicle Service Shop

Managing an automotive repair shop is hard work; it will involve a lot of cleaning and providing your customers with exceptional and unparalleled service. Most of all, supervising and operating an auto service shop will entail organization and resource management. You will want to have enough technicians to look after the needs of your clients, and have enough car supplies to facilitate services such as oil changes, part replacements, and so on. Your car repair shop needs to be adequately stocked with enough supplies for its services. You could have the most competent automotive services in the industry, but without the necessary supplies, you can only provide so much to your clients. Preempt any supply shortages, and source your stock from a trusted automotive dealer of supplies, such as Apache Oil Company.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Mitigating Refinery Turnaround Issues with Proper Fuel Management

Petroleum and its derivative products—fuel, oil, plastics, and so on—are some of the most valuable substances on earth. Each day, the refineries that process crude oil produce gallons upon gallons of products for the entire world to use. It is hard and laborious work, for both personnel and the machines they operate. So taxing is the job of refining crude oil that machine malfunctions and failures are not unheard of, prompting workers to shut down their operations to fix the problems at hand. Like any manufacturing or fabricating plant, refineries, too, need to take a break for maintenance purposes. These planned shutdowns are called turnarounds. While turnarounds are great opportunities for refineries to address any issues they might be experiencing, they can raise a lot of trouble on their own if not managed properly.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

A Truck Fleet Owner’s Guide for Purchasing Engine Oils and Lubricants

The use of high-quality lubricants cannot be overstated. As your engine runs, it is inevitable that metal parts will start grinding against one another. Eventually, this friction will wear out the components of your engine, possibly resulting in your trucks breaking down in the middle of a delivery. Needless to say, the use of lubricants is what prevents such a scenario from happening. Unfortunately, there is a massive number of lubricants available on the market. This can make it difficult for many people to choose the engine oils and lubricants that ensure an engine performs at its best.