Tesoro Corporation Changes Its Name

  Tesoro Corporation announced on June 1st that it will officially change its name to Andeavor effective August 1st of this year. This move comes… Read more »

Refinery Safety – CSB Report on 2015 Torrance Refinery Explosion

 (photo courtesy of Reuters) The chemical safety board just released its report on the 2015 explosion that occurred at the Torrance, CA, refinery. Four workers… Read more »

What Is IOW/DOW?

Integrity Operating Windows (IOW) and Design Operating Windows (DOW) are industry terms that relate to the operating limits of process equipment. These are the important… Read more »

New Company Banners

AIS Software is getting three new pop-up banners for its trade show booth. These have been designed by Big Fresh Marketing and will make their… Read more »

What is “A Barrel of Oil” – Depends where you measure

This is an interesting and informative article from OilPro.com that gives some very interesting history and background on how oil is measured and why a… Read more »

Chemical Safety Board Is Necessary For Industrial Safety

AIS strongly supports keeping the Chemical Safety Board. It is a necessary tool in understanding and correcting the underlying conditions that cause industrial accidents and fatalities. What the… Read more »

Prelude – Largest Floating LNG Facility

Prelude is the largest floating liquefied natural gas (LNG) processing facility in the world. This half-kilometer long vessel will be moored off the Australian coast… Read more »

Pipeline Safety – A Lesson In Managing Information

  The following is an excerpt from the article “A Passion for the Profession – Alison North” from the Association of Records Managers and Administrators (ARMA)… Read more »

New Refinery Proposed – New Challenges Ahead

A new refinery is being proposed to handle the increasing production coming out of the West Texas Permian Basin. The new 50,000 BPD refinery would be built… Read more »

The Projects Problem

OK, so you have an oil refinery or a chemical processing facility, and it comes with a “user’s manual” of several thousand documents whose contents… Read more »