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Tiring of unplanned downtime, Louisiana industry moves to a predictive maintenance model

Time is money, and that’s entirely too evident in the world of industrial maintenance. Planned turnarounds at Gulf Coast plants account for a mere...

Connie Fabre: Tackling the tough questions about industry safety

Is it dangerous to work in industry? Are plants harming the environment? Have you ever heard someone ask one or both of these questions? Did...

In Louisiana pipe manufacturing, supply meets demand

It’s Economics 101. Current and expected increases in the demand for pipe, coupled with a sorely deficient supply, are giving Louisiana’s pipe manufacturers and...

The Maritime Scramble: Ship traffic is on the rise in every navigable Louisiana waterway

A look around the Crescent River Port Pilots Association’s control room in Belle Chasse tells the tale. With a complexity that rivals an air...

Tiring of unplanned downtime, industry moves to a predictive maintenance model

Time is money, and that’s entirely too evident in the world of industrial maintenance. Planned turnarounds at Gulf Coast plants account for a mere...

Toolbox Talks: Steps for STAR self-checking

Get a primer on self-checking safety. Stop While this is one of the easiest steps in the self-checking process, it is one of the most frustrating...

A New Orleans private/nonprofit partnership is creating the next generation of energy entrepreneurs

Kent Satterlee spent the better part of his 35 years at Shell working as an engineer in the Gulf of Mexico, and later as an...

Meet Cameron Parish Port, Harbor & Terminal District Director Clair Marceaux

Clair Marceaux’s degree in English literature may not have exactly prepared her for directing a major port system, but it took a nontraditional path...

Industry leaders weigh in on the diversity challenge

In their myriad forms, diversity programs aimed at removing workplace obstacles to women, minorities and other groups are proliferating across the industrial landscape. While...

CITGO’s Jerry Dunn shares his toughest challenge

During his first year as refinery plant manager, Jerry Dunn and his team encountered several unplanned unit shutdowns that put their reliability into question. These...

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