Best Practices Driving Excellence in Plant Performance
- Type: Conference Presentation
- Conference Type: AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
- Presentation Date: April 21, 2021
- Duration: 25 minutes
- Skill Level: Intermediate
- PDHs: 0.50
HOPE Consulting personnel with our broad experience from military, national research labs, commercial nuclear power generation, oil & gas, and mining industries has developed and implemented cross-industry best practices to address these performance shortfalls. The goal of our practices is to support uninterrupted runs between turnarounds, and greatly reduce the likelihood of significant equipment and human failures. These methods assist the operating staff to sort through the live plant data and plant physical anomalies to clearly identify, prioritize and mitigate impending equipment/plant failures. In addition, our process allows your organization to calculate the return on investments (ROI) resulting from our proven methods.
Through the integration of critical plant data, the operating teams can review & analyze performance, identify health threats & adverse trends, prioritize them appropriately and implement timely corrective actions. Team members are trained and become proficient in recognizing these âweak signalsâ and acting upon them before the equipment conditions become self-revealing e.g. equipment failure (enhancing equipment reliability). Personnel are trained in concept of âbuilding the capacity to fail safeâ increasing the likelihood that small failures do not cascade into major losses or incidents. Additionally operations, engineering, and maintenance personnel are mentored in the performance of Asset Integrity Inspections, a lost art as staff become increasingly dependent on process data and plant automation while becoming more disconnected from their plant equipment they maintain and operate.
Through this proven process, work teams have demonstrated their ability to proactively identify degrading conditions and underlying causes and enhanced prevention, rather than reacting to plant events. Additionally, business areas can now more effectively manage the supporting reliability programs and reduce the total number of exceptions and deviations which have contributed to unreliability in the past. Finally, systems and management processes are put in place to facilitate the necessary reinforcement, accountability, and process sustainability.
|AIChE Member Credits||0.5|
|AIChE Graduate Student Members||Free|
|AIChE Undergraduate Student Members||Free|