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03.05.2016

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Measuring the Standstill: How to Use KPIs and Benchmarks in Plant Turnarounds?

KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) and benchmarks for turnarounds and plant shutdowns? — Not only the operation but also the revision of large-scale plants is under enormous profitability pressure. Outstanding work amounts and delays can easily add up to several millions in terms ...

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21.04.2015

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Monte Carlo for Engineers: How to Control the Risk in Plant Turnarounds

It is essential to know the risks in order to be able to handle them — and projects involving tens of thousands of components, hundreds of workers and budgets running into millions present more than enough pitfalls. Nevertheless, a plant shutdown need not turn into a lottery: th...

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11.11.2014

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Smart Solutions Trend: Plant Maintenance Goes Mobile with Industry 4.0

Will tomorrow's machine fitter be an IT expert?–In the near future, members of the maintenance team will be expected to be as proficient in handling data and smart phones as they are with wrenches and welding torches. But what needs to be done to turn the vision of Maintenance 4....

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10.06.2014

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Don’t Do the Ostrich! – Impulses for Major Plant and Engineering Projects

With large investment projects, not everything always goes as planned: According to a recent study, 35 % of organisations abandoned a major project in the last three years. Problems such as these are no stranger to construction companies, as many pitfalls can arise between trade ...

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16.04.2014

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Faster, Safer, Cleaner: The Trends and Challenges in Plant Turnaround

Inspections and turnarounds pose enormous challenges for plant operators and project engineers who have to aim for a short and safe shutdown — and yet cope at the same time with longer and longer inspection cycles, highly complex technology and ever increasing demands on safety. ...

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29.10.2013

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Plus 25 Percent Efficiency: Maintenance Offers Huge Cost Saving Potentials

Maintenance works, plant shutdowns and turnarounds still offer huge cost saving potentials, a new report by T.A. Cook states. Up to 25% more efficiency could be achieved with the right procedures, the consultants stated...

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