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Downstream 2018
Conference & Exhibition

May 31 – June 2018, Galveston TX

2018 Speakers Include:

  • Chris Leonard, Dow, Reliability Project Director
  • Herman Verhoeven, Covestro, VP - Global Reliability Excellence
  • David Reed, Eastman Chemical, Director of Plant Maintenance
  • Bob Gleichman, Flint Hills Resources Director of Innovation, Operations Excellence
  • Ken Stevens, Invista, Director of Reliability
  • Randy Pound, Olin Corporation, Global Manufacturing, Director -Maintenance & Reliability
  • Bob Frawley, Stork, Director of Gulf Coast Operations
  • Sri Mattu, Suncor Energy, Engineering Project Manager
  • Jay Kinberger, (former) Shell Principle Consultant (Global) -Maintenance Efficiency & Lean
  • Frank Tanner, Celanese, Maintenance Section Leader
  • Craig Cotter, Oxy Oil & Gas, Maintenance & Reliability Leader
  • Chris Vaughn, Adamant, Plant Manager
  • Kevin Strader, BP, Turnaround and Reliability Engineer
Achieving Operational Excellence - Maintenance and Turnarounds
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With increasingly squeezed budgets, reduced margins, aging assets and pressure to improve productivity, Maintenance and Turnaround departments must shift away from an outlook of ‘this is how we have always done things’ to one where new innovations, process and technologies are embraced organisation-wide.

In light of this, Petrochemical Update spoke with Dow, BP, Addivant and Appian to outline:

  • Top challenges turnaround and maintenance teams have faced and the innovative solutions they created that led to operational excellence including: scheduling and planning changes, job description updates, developing review processes and implementing Industry 4.0.
  • Balancing technology with communication, and leadership strategies that promote operational excellence.
  • Augmenting communication and management with technology and game changers that help teams automate turnaround tasks and reduce non-productive time and end paper tracking.
  • Plus, technology to increase collaboration and show a full audit history of who is doing what, when and why.

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I hope you enjoyed this podcast and we look forward to welcoming you to Downstream Engineering, Construction & Maintenance (DECM 2018) on May 31 – June 1 in Galveston, TX.

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