Toolkit and Processes for Planning, Execution and Completion of On-time and On-budget Turnaround Activities
Industrial processing plants are most efficient, cleaner, and safest when run continuously. However, shutdowns or turnarounds are not only required for compliance purposes, but are now accepted as standard practice to run a safe, clean, more effective facility. In most cases, the cost of a major turnaround is the highest capital expense at any facility. Therefore, any competitive advantage that can be gained through technology or process improvement in turnaround planning or execution is significant.
Apprion's ION Turnaround solution provides the devices, technology and system for the planning, execution and completion of on-time and on-budget turnarounds. The primary reason that failures occur is lack of actionable information. ION Turnaround addresses this by providing real-time data on everything from asset location, and personnel safety to productivity and equipment conditions on mobile handhelds. Since the data is real-time, relevant and at their fingertips, workers can better control performance, deadlines, budgets, compliance, asset utilization and more.
ION Turnaround Provides:
The ION Turnaround solution includes wireless applications such as ION Mobility, ION Video and ION Communications to give operators real-time insight into their operations, whether in a control room or in the field. With such a solution, they can improve operational efficiency, real-time visibility, data accuracy, on-time performance, risk management or more during and after turnaround.. The key components include industrial wireless handheld devices for mobility, an industrial software platform to manage and view all data via wireless applications and an industrial wireless infrastructure for real-time, reliable data transmission and communication.
- Dramatic cost saving opportunities
- Improved project execution in real-time
- More accurate scheduling for preventative maintenance
- Increased equipment uptime - post turnaround
- Contractor/labor cost management
- Real-time task management
- Clear, single view of all devices and activities
- Unified communications
- Cross functional communication and review.