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Do More than Just “Manage” Energy - Improve Operational Excellence Through Continuous Energy Improvement

The hydroprocessing industries are currently operating in a volatile environment of depressed oil prices, alternate feedstock availability, global competitiveness, changing economics, and rising energy costs, etc. A comprehensive Energy Management strategy that scopes a programmatic Energy Management approach, implements an Online Performance Solution to drive its initiatives, and demonstrates benefits through Visualization can help the process industries achieve more efficient and flexible production, reduce operating costs, and promote a greener global economy. This will not only provide immediate savings today but will help drive operational excellence through continuous energy improvement well into the future.

Date
4/21/2017
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Drive Workforce Optimization in Oil & Gas

Operator Training Simulators (OTSs) have been available in the marketplace for a long time. However, over the last five years the improvements in technology — the computers, the software and the market understanding — have meant that the use of OTSs has become a reality for many processes. No longer are Training Simulators primarily the realm of airline pilots, nuclear systems and astronauts, but now they are available across the process industries, including oil and gas. Plant management has found that a relatively small investment in OTSs can save hundreds of thousands of dollars with paybacks measured in weeks or months. Operator Training Systems have been used to uncover any control system configuration, graphic or logic errors that might lead to unit trips, equipment damage, or other events that would result in an extension of the planned outage window associated with the upgrade effort.

Date
4/21/2017
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Sustainable Collaboration in Oil and Gas Refining: Becoming a Super-Refiner

In order to find opportunities in the Oil and Gas industry, organizations need to find faster ways to innovate to find new petrochemical products to serve their markets. The latest white paper from IDC Energy Insights, "Sustainable Collaboration in Oil and Gas Refining: Becoming a Super-Refiner," talks about ways that digital transformation of an organization’s operational and research environments can lead to systems and processes that are flexible enough to respond to upstream and downstream market changes.

Date
3/20/2017
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Predict, Prescribe, Profit: Creating a World that Doesn’t Break Down

What are you doing to reduce unplanned downtime at your plant? Equipment breakdowns and process interruptions are a $20 billion USD problem. Millions are being spend on new maintenance solutions, but is that even addressing the problem? Effective, earlier detection of issues would eliminate these failures. Download this white paper to learn how leading manufacturers are using big data to solve reliability problems that only a few years ago were unsolvable.

Date
3/15/2017
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