European Power Quality Survey Results [E-BOOK]

Unscheduled stoppages cost oil refineries millions

A power supply interruption to an oil refinery can trigger a chain of catastrophic events.

This is due to the multiple interlinked chains of electrical systems and the mixture of highly volatile materials on which the processes are based.

Ensuring power system reliability is essential to avoid putting staff and neighbouring areas at risk, and to minimise costly incidents and production stoppages.

The European Copper Institute’s Power Quality (PQ) Survey identified that the oil sector underestimates the cost of power interruptions and PQ incidents related to the inadequate resilience of electrical power systems and back-up installations.

Log in to post comments

Follow us