February 2022

Environment and Safety

Upkeep down the pipe: Plant shutdowns and water treatment

The maintenance checklist for a plant shutdown can sometimes look intimidating and, in the face of a short timeline, unnerving.

Allen, B., Pace Solutions

The maintenance checklist for a plant shutdown can sometimes look intimidating and, in the face of a short timeline, unnerving. For aging facilities, every year the maintenance checklist becomes more extensive and completion becomes more difficult. As staff faces greater challenges, bringing in specialists to help complete certain tasks is almost imperative. All facilities require water to operate, and a water treatment specialist should be one of the first outside contractors to be introduced to the shutdown team (FIG. 1). FIG. 1. The water treatment team focuses on details in every component of the water system. Inevitably, once maintenance h

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