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Building Operational Excellence
in the Processing Industry
The success of every company depends of each employee's understanding of the
business's key components. Employee training and development will unlock the
companies' profitability and reliability.
The unit on stream time is an indication of operations training. A first quartile-
operating unit's on steam factor is greater than 97%. If the on stream factor is below
97% a review of operation training and development is warranted. If on stream factor
or average years of operating experience is declining a review of operations training and
development should be considered.
This seminar was designed to serve as a guide to building the operation and
maintenance group's excellence in the processing industry. Understanding the
fundamentals of process unit operations equipment will greatly improve your team's
operational excellence and safety. The operation and maintenance groups are the
process unit's first line of defence; the flare is the last line of defence.
This seminar's goals are to provide an understanding of the fundamentals of process
unit operational equipment in the processing industry. This seminar would be
beneficial to those directly or indirectly involved in the processing industry. To those
with experience in the processing industry, this seminar can reinforce their practical
experience and broaden their data base. To those new in the processing industry this
seminar can serve as a platform to build their data base of experience.
This seminar focuses on the core building blocks of the process unit equipment. The
program will emphasise process unit equipment fundamentals, safe utilization of these
fundamentals by operations and maintenance personnel, and equipment
Sectors covered include;
2) Boilers and Steam Systems,
3) Steam Turbines, Pumps, and Compressors,
6) Piping and Heat Exchangers,
7) Process Control Systems,
8) Electrical Systems,
9) Catalyst and Molecular Sieve Systems,
10) Cooling Water Systems and Treatment,
11) Process Utilities and
12) Relief Valve and Flare Systems.