A Breakthrough Technology and Case Studies for Early Detection of Process Risks

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Near-Miss Management co-presented a paper with a global Oil & Gas company (customer) at the 2017 AFPM Reliability and Maintenance conference, held in New Orleans, LA from May 23-26, 2017. The Head of Manufacturing talked about their leadership in establishing a proactive work environment and discussed the successful integration and impact of Dynamic Risk Analyzer technology in their Downstream Operations.

Presentation Overview

Track: Reliability

Time: Thursday, May 25, 2017, 3:00 - 5:00 pm

Most of the incidents and unexpected process failures can be avoided if the operating teams get timely information about developing risks and take preventive actions early on. In this presentation, the importance of management initiatives and early detection activities to avoid failures was emphasized, highlighting a new technology and software system, Dynamic Risk Analyzer™ (DRA). The benefits of DRA (utilized by several customer sites) were presented through real-life examples, demonstrating how the operating teams identified problems at their initiation stages – driving a proactive risk management process, addresssing issues early on, and avoiding unexpected shutdowns. The presentation began with a Technology discussion on integrating different technologies for a harmonious operation. Subsequently, ownership and accountability were emphasized as important management tools to overcome challenges of bringing in new technologies, like DRA, into an existing culture.

About AFPM Reliability and Maintenance Conference

This 4-day program focuses on operating company case studies and includes keynote addresses, technical and management presentations, discussion groups, and an exhibition of products and services. Presentations focus on improving reliability in the refining and petrochemical industries, covering topics such as effective maintenance organization, productivity, equipment reliability, health and safety, training, predictive/preventive maintenance, maintenance and engineering standards, inspection, and innovative reliability technology.

Keywords: presentation, operational excellence, safety, reliability, early detection, proactive risk management