Oil and Gas Machine Repair


In the 19th century, refineries in the U.S. processed crude oil primarily to recover the kerosene. There was no market for the more volatile fraction, including gasoline, which was considered waste and was often dumped directly into the nearest river. The invention of the automobile shifted the demand to gasoline and diesel, which remain the primary refined products today.

Today, national and state legislation requires refineries to meet stringent air and water cleanliness standards. In fact, oil companies in the U.S. perceive obtaining a permit to build a modern refinery to be so difficult and costly that no new refineries have been built (though many have been expanded) in the U.S. since 1976.

More than half the refineries that existed in 1981 are now closed due to low utilization rates and accelerating mergers. As a result of these closures, total U.S. refinery capacity fell between 1981 to 1995, though the operating capacity stayed fairly constant in that time period at around 15 million barrels per day (2,400,000 m3/d). Increases in facility size and improvements in efficiencies have offset much of the lost physical capacity of the industry. In 1982, the United States operated 301 refineries with a combined capacity of 17.9 million barrels of crude oil each calendar day. Now there are 149 operable U.S. refineries with a combined capacity of 17.6 million barrels per calendar day.

With the high demand for oil and gas in the United States, Hibbs ElectroMechanical, Inc. understands the cost of and the importance of eliminating unscheduled downtime. Let Hibbs ElectroMechanical, Inc. create a value-added plan by providing high-quality equipment repair and preventative/proactive maintenance solutions. Service is our business! See our Field Service Engineering and Motor Repair sections for more information.

Hydrocarbon Processing

The causes of equipment failures can be elusive, which is why some facilities have many unresolved, repeat failures on items such as boiler feed pumps. Hibbs addresses these “opportunities” to resolve your equipment problems with various diagnostic methods and provides analysis to get to the root cause and help you eliminate the issues that cause you grief.

The goal is clear; provide the highest-quality service in the shortest amount of time at a competitive price. Recommendations should be presented as options, versus a single solution. At Hibbs ElectroMechanical, Inc., our Engineering staff works hard to provide you with the best equipment service in the industry.

As the ethanol industry continues to expand, owners are being challenged to develop innovative solutions in operational and maintenance strategies. Predictive/preventive maintenance technologies hold the promise of helping producers boost up-time and reduce maintenance costs. See our Field Service Engineering and Motor Repair sections for more information.

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Synthetic Fuels

Synthetic fuel or synfuel is a liquid fuel obtained from coal, natural gas, oil shale or biomass. It may also refer to fuels derived from other solids such as plastics or rubber waste.

The challenges facing today’s synfuel producers are complex and extensive. Energy companies are dealing with a myriad of issues, and constant demands to reduce operating expenses while boosting up-time. Hibbs can help by offering high-quality equipment repair and preventative/protective maintenance programs. See our Field Service Engineering and Motor Repair sections for more information.

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