AT THEIR BEST, ALL THE TIME
ExperTune’s white paper, “How to Improve Performance of Process Control Assets,” by George Buckbee, P.E., describes the practice of real-time asset performance management, shows how to get assets to perform at their best all the time, and demonstrates the value of integrating these tools for a performance picture that delivers financial results. It’s available here.
ISA / www.isa.org
ANALYZING, PREDICTING PROBLEMS
This 57-minute video, “Avoid Equipment Surprises: Predictive Diagnostics for Oil & Gas,” is presented by Joe Dupree, GE Automation and Controls, and users from NiSource Gas and Alyeska. They demonstrate condition-based monitoring, predictive analytics and other tools for evaluating process equipment and operations, and also cover work-team reorganization. It’s available here.
GE Automation and Controls / www.geautomation.com
PERFOMANCE FOR THE ENTERPRISE
The 37-slide presentation, “Enterprise Asset Performance Management (EAPM),” is presented by Fayez Kharbat of Saudi Aramco, who covers production losses triggering EAPM, effectiveness measurements, operations strategies, organizational architectures and landscapes, lifecycle issues, requirements for successful deployments, cultural requirements, return on investment (ROI), safety and savings. It’s available here.
Mesa International / www.mesa.org
THE ART OF STATE-BASED CONTROL
This feature article in Chemical Processing magazine, “Consider state-based control,” reports users often overlook their automation system as a way to improve overall equipment effectiveness (OEE), and recommends using different states/phases of process applications and associated software faceplates to adjust and optimize operations of individual devices and overall process operations. It’s available here.
Chemical Processing / www.checmicalprocessing.com
REDEPLOYING PEOPLE SKILLS
This one-hour video, “Work process and organizational changes for successful asset management,” is based on a webinar produced by ISA and FDT Group, and presented by Shadrach Stephens of Dow Chemical and Christopher Garcia of Dow/Rohm Haas. They deliver short- and long-term instrument reliability models and show viewers how to understand client needs, develop infrastructures, and adjust operating discipline and control plans. It’s available here.
ISA / www.isa.org
This seven-page white paper, “Maximizing return on plant assets,” covers decision-making aids, asset monitors, condition reporting, reducing time to repair, configuration and calibration management, and functions of plant asset-management systems. It’s located here.
ABB / www.abb.com
MODELING HELPS PLANNING
The one-hour video, “Using integrated asset modeling to improve oil and gas planning,” is delivered by Andrew Wadsley and presented by Stochastic Simulation and SPE International’s Western Australia Section. It examines integrated asset modeling (IAM) and workflows in increasingly digital oil and gas production facilities, and shows how they can save by reducing uncertainty in operations, increasing production and improving supply chain planning. Watch it here.
Stochastic Simulaton / www.stochasticsimulation.com
SEE + ANALYZE = EXCELLENCE
This 11-page white paper, “Data visualization and analytics: six keys to unlocking operational excellence (OE)” is by Robert Golightly of Aspen Technology Inc. The six steps include: effective data management, rapid problem solving, review KPI hierarchies and benchmarks, add batch monitoring and control to MES, develop continuous improvement with EMI software, and develop a smart IT/OT strategy. It’s here.
Aspen Technology Inc. / www.aspentech.com
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