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What does IMO 2020 mean for refinery reliability?

While the IMO 2020 regulation will create economic opportunities for some refineries and challenges for others, both scenarios will put pressure on reliability and integrity teams to keep equipment running. Crucially, reaction to the regulation is not a gentle change to slowly adapt to and work through. On January 1, 2020, the regulations will come into force with full effect and could be decisive in the future of many facilities.

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Digitalization Manifesto

Digitalization allows you to manage day-to-day performance safely and reliably, respond to swings in market dynamics, operate at a true optimum, squeeze down on the gap between potential and realized margin, create more utility for the end customer / consumer, and outmaneuver competition. Find out about our view on Digitalization in our Digitalization Manifesto.

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European refining 2050: Turning the vision into reality

Europe’s refiners, through their industry organization Fuels Europe, have set out their long-term ambitions in a new program called Vision 2050. Putting this vision into practice will require Europe’s refiners to rethink and rebuild their long-term strategies, along the way transforming their organizations into modern, flexible knowledge-based enterprises. Read more in this market insight by KBC Chief Economists.

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Is the maintenance function in need of some maintenance?

The key to getting value from technology advances in maintenance is to deeply understand your organization’s fundamental aims and direction, challenge assumptions and approximations and incorporate a structured change management process.

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Energy Management Information Systems evolve to see the bigger picture

Poorly designed and overly simplistic energy performance indicators often drive energy savings at the expense of product yield or quality. However, a well-designed energy management information system can minimize energy cost without impacting production and, in some cases, can even enhance process performance.

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Improving energy and sustainability with cloud-based services

A Co-Pilot in the Cloud enables collaboration between process plants and service providers to improve operations.

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Harnessing IT/OT convergence for operational success in the power industry

In the power industry, the future is meeting the present head on as a wave of digitalization crashes over industrial control systems that are, in many cases, decades old. Operational excellence for these companies increasingly depends on how efficiently their IT interacts with their OT. In large power companies, this kind of inter-departmental alignment is difficult enough. However there are also external factors that make it even harder.

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Reliability engineers are wasting your time only telling you about reliability

The focus should be on providing information and understanding directly to the decision makers in a way that drives the business as a whole to make improvements in reliability.

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IMO 2020 Sulphur cap - oil refiners step up to the plate

Our research shows that shippers mostly cannot afford the investments to reduce their sulphur emissions even though they want to reduce their Sulphur Shadow; most consumers are not willing to pay the price; and oil refiners are taking on the capital and operational burden of making the new fuels demanded, at minimum cost.

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