Motor Management Program for Tüpras Refineries

Maximize operational security and minimize downtimes –
the efficiency-enhancing program for every plant

Turkish Petroleum Refineries Corporation Tüpras
(Türkiye Petrol Rafinerileri Anonim Sirketi)
Izmir, Turkey

Oil refinery site in Izmir-Aliaga

Contract duration:
3 years

Scope of products and services:

  • Insulation tests and maintenance of 2,000 motors

  • Reconditioning, repairs, and exchange of drive technology

  • Condition monitoring of motors with the S-RCM module and the proactive services Siemens Motor Management Program (MMP)

  • Posting of ten technicians, one engineer, and one HSE engineer to implement project

The challenge

Well-designed plant management is essential for high plant availability. Key factors include predictable maintenance intervals, calculable maintenance costs, and timely, expert repairs.

Siemens is the experienced company to contact for comprehensive products and solutions from a single source. That's why Tüpras made the deliberate decision to commission Siemens to maintain 2,000 motors in the Izmir-Aliaga oil refinery. Customer Services in Turkey has taken on the task of increasing motor availability and reducing unplanned downtimes, thereby ensuring stable production over the long term. A further objective is to reduce repair and maintenance costs.

  • Maintenance and repair of 1,500 motors at Tüpras Izmit and 2,000 motors at Tüpras Izmir refineries

  • Lowering maintenance costs and reducing downtimes

Ergun Sivrikaya, Electrical Superintendent, Tüpras Izmit Refinery

The solution

With the S-RCM™ and Siemens Motor Management Program (MMP), Siemens offers an economical, efficient solution for maximizing plant availability, providing professional services for the entire life cycle of the motors.

In addition to insulation tests, this includes proactive and preventive maintenance. In the case of reconditioning and repairs, Siemens also rewinds the stator and rotor at one of its repair centers, as well as measuring and analyzing insulation, and replacing bearings.

Systematic increase in plant availability – Siemens experts manage all maintenance and repair activities and also collect basic data such as serial numbers, series and year of manufacture, and take photos for documentation purposes.

In the next step, we visually inspect the motors and, if necessary, perform initial evaluations such as insulation tests, and surge and hipot tests, if necessary.

The centerpiece of S-RCM and the Siemens MMP is a tool that initiates condition monitoring and generates a maintenance plan.

  • Condition monitoring, reconditioning, repair and maintenance service for 3,500 motors over a period of 3 years

  • Stationing of an engineer, 10 technicians and 1 health and safety engineer in the maintenance cycle of the Tüpras Refinery for permanent overseeing.

The benefits

S-RCM and Siemens MMP contribute significantly to the availability and efficiency of the Izmir Tüpras plant. Siemens improves the operational reliability of motors through professional care that continues throughout the motors life cycle, sustainably increasing operational life, and reducing unplanned downtimes by 67 percent.

By seamlessly monitoring the individual devices, our systematic Siemens MMP modules make it possible to schedule maintenance and downtimes. At the same time, the repair and reconditioning work performed by our experts minimizes the number of repairs necessary.

Sustainably increase efficiency – The services of the Siemens MMP lastingly reduce repair and maintenance costs and over the long term. By increasing motor availability and reducing unplanned downtimes, Siemens guarantees the stable operation of the refinery and minimizes production losses.

  • Motor management by authorized and trained service personnel on site

  • More than 67% reduction of unscheduled downtimes

  • Improved planning of downtimes for proactive maintenance services

  • Reduced repair and maintenance costs