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New version of Maros and Taro!

New version of Maros and Taro!

We’re pleased to announce the release of Maros 9.3.1 and Taro 5.3.1. The focus of this release is the ability to define bottlenecks in Maros with further debottlenecking capability, previously available in Taro. Previously, Maros has validated t ...

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Terminology explained: What is the difference between Calendar and Operational time?

Terminology explained: What is the difference between Calendar and Operational time?

Kuhan Sivathasan, Principal Asset Performance Consultant For this week’s Terminology explained: What is the difference between Calendar and Operational time? We’ve got one of the most experience Asset Performance Consultants, Kuhan Sivathasa ...

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Terminology Explained: What is Safety Integrity Level (SIL)?

Terminology Explained: What is Safety Integrity Level (SIL)?

Another Terminology Explained: What is Safety Integrity Level (SIL)? This post aims at providing a brief introduction to the concept of Safety Integrity Level (SIL) and how this is interpreted in Synergi Plant. Big thank you to Felipe Sodré and C ...

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It is about Evolution, not Revolution!

It is about Evolution, not Revolution!

One of the biggest misconceptions about simulation and modelling is that one needs to add all information before getting useful information as a payback. I strongly disagree! It is about Evolution, not Revolution! Models can yield useful informati ...

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A new perspective on risk results from Safeti

A new perspective on risk results from Safeti

The traditional and most common way of viewing risk results (i.e. contours) from a quantitative risk analysis (QRA) study of a hazardous facility is in plan (i.e. birds eye) view on a location map (see Figure 1). Figure 1: Traditional plan view ...

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Terminology Explained: What is Reliability-Centered Maintenance (RCM)?

Terminology Explained: What is Reliability-Centered Maintenance (RCM)?

In today's Terminology Explained: What is Reliability-Centered Maintenance (RCM)? Maintenance has changed over the past 30 years. This is due to a huge increase in the number and variety of physical assets that must be maintained, more complex desig ...

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Breaking from a Vicious Cycle of Maintenance Strategy

Breaking from a Vicious Cycle of Maintenance Strategy

The oil and gas industry is going through a tough period and many companies are downsizing. Oil and Gas UK reports that jobs in the North Sea have been reduced by 1/3 over the last three years. Unfortunately, we can see this trend all over world for ...

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Who is needed to perform a RAM Study?

Who is needed to perform a RAM Study?

In the last post, we discussed what is needed to perform a RAM analysis. Today’s post will try to answer - Who is needed to perform a RAM Study? Just as with our previous post as the asset stage changes, the requirements of the people involv ...

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Terminology Explained: What is Risk-Based Inspection (RBI)?

Terminology Explained: What is Risk-Based Inspection (RBI)?

In this post, Dr. Panos Topalis and I would like to answer: What is Risk-Based Inspection (RBI)? Where did it start? The American Petroleum Institute (API) is where everything started. Risk-Based Inspection is method evolved mostly around API’s ...

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Day One Strategy: Asset Performance Management (APM)

Day One Strategy: Asset Performance Management (APM)

There is no room for mistakes in the oil and gas industry today - Investments must be placed in the right area since day one. This statement is true during the design-phase and Operations and Maintenance phase. It is no big news to anyone that margin ...

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