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LyondellBasell Claims 'Reliability Program of the Year' Honors

LyondellBasell's Mission Is to Provides Engineering and Maintenance to the Site and to Proactively Maintain All of the Assets to Achieve Equipment Reliability

By Mike Bacidore

CG1310 emerson show/emersonexchange/ How much would a 10% savings in maintenance and operations at your plant be worth? At the LyondellBasell chemical plant in Channelview, Texas, it merited recognition as the Emerson Reliability Program of the Year. "Our budgets have not increased since 2009," explained Christopher Ryan, reliability engineering manager of the award-winning facility. "Avoided downtime is estimated between 3% and 5% annually. This is a chemical plant. Everyone knows you have to do turnarounds. This plant's going on 11 years without one."

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