50% of all process safety incidents
occur under transient conditions.
That’s in addition to losses in profitability from reduced productivity, higher maintenance costs and the waste of irregular operations
A single unplanned shutdown can result in
the release of years’ worth of toxins into the atmosphere.
The Impact of Forced Shutdowns
Beyond reducing productivity, unplanned downtime also has a
major impact on plant and personnel safety as well as greenhouse
gas emissions and environmental compliance.
Tame Your Transient Operations, Scott W. Ostrowski
and Kelly K. Keim, Chemical Processing, June 23, 2010
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By eliminating the unexpected, plants become safer. In fact, statistics show that safety can be improved by about 90% when most maintenance activities are planned.
Unplanned shutdowns and transient conditions lead to flaring and the release of greenhouse gases. With technology that alerts to pending problems before failure, unplanned downtime can be turned into planned downtime.
Unexpected shutdowns cost oil and gas companies an average of $38 million a year. Just eliminating a portion of the abnormal events that hurt productivity can add millions of dollars to the bottom line.
Let’s look at how technology can simultaneously drive positive results in each area.
The Results: Delivering the"Business Trifecta"
The Impact of Digital on Unplanned Downtime, Baker Hughes, Oct. 2016
go to Safety
go to Productivity
back to Sustainability
back to Safety
The companies that implement this technology first can put themselves at a distinct competitive advantage, reaching new levels of profitability while also maintaining their “social license
See some of the real-world results, and discover how companies are achieving them, in our executive brief:
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