Operational Excellence Transformation is Yokogawa and KBC’s co-innovated portfolio of solutions and services.We provide comprehensive solutions for business automation in all four areas using consulting and digital technology.
Asset Management and Integrity practices are critical to ensure reliability and availability of such assets while keeping maintenances costs to a minimum, and to capitalize on short-term opportunities in the market. With domain knowledge and experience, Yokogawa and KBC ensure its customers maximize their assets' value through asset management and integrity products, services and solutions.
In addition, through Yokogawa’s reliability-based Asset Management portfolio, our customers can:
We combine risk and reliability best practices with our customers’ actual plant operations set up to identify and focus on critical assets that drive the largest contributions in their company. By identifying critical assets – failure root causes and recommended actions – resources and requirements are prioritized accordingly, in consideration of associated risks and consequences.
·Supply Chain Optimization
- Optimize management of supply, whether oil in the ground or feedstocks for a refinery or chemical asset, in light of product market demands. This provides operators with the agility to take full advantage of market conditions.
·Asset Operations and Optimization
- Optimize the potential of physical assets, by pushing throughput and maximizing the production of the highest value products, whilst minimizing variable costs such as energy.
- Deliver small and large CAPEX projects, on time and on budget, to deliver growth and meet environmental requirements.
·Operational Risk Management
- Reliably control safety, health and environmental risk at a personal and process level. This assures the robustness required to avoid catastrophic losses.
This cutting-edge technology is being increasingly adopted by various industries, and with the future inclusion of IIOT, it is deemed as a sheer necessity in a manufacturing facility where downtime / slowdown affects the bottom line results.
Installation and testing of instrumentation are normally started after the mechanical completion of piping.
Any delay in completion of scheduled activities may delay the start-up of the plant and hence, this phase is critical for the timely completion of all activities. Comparing the cost of instrumentation against the cost of lost production for even one day, it is apparent that investing in the right tools to minimize the risk of delay pays off immediately. During operation, it is crucial to have information available in order to quickly resolve unstable process control scenarios due to malfunctioning, wrong selection or wrong installation of field equipment.
Yokogawa has the expertise and tools to intelligently manage your plant assets.
PRM, Commissioning Support Tool and Fieldmate Validator
Field Device Data Templates
Alarm and Warning Rationalization
Support for All Protocols
Tools like Insight Suite Asset Excellence (ISAE) provide exception reporting to help the decision maker to deploy the necessary resources to avoid problems and surprises.
Solutions like PRM/ISAE use simple English language prompts and visualization techniques similar to a traffic light signaling system. After initial usage, these tools assist future planning before the next shutdown by allowing certain maintenance work to be carried out with prior fault knowledge. This is a great decision support tool for planners.
During the operational phase, the tools enable the maintenance team to work more effectively thanks to specific diagnostics. The onus of detecting a faulty field device or malfunctioning loop is no longer placed on the panel operator, freeing him to focus on other activities to improve the production process.
For the top management, long-term on-demand reports explain the status of various plant assets in Excel format with a clear view of problem points. Such a data driven approached is more easily understood and included in the work flow by technical staff.
The combination of Yokogawa’s rich experience, cutting-edge technology and strategy produces many benefits for customers.
Installation and Commissioning
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