Solomon Associates Embarks on 2011 Worldwide Natural Gas Processing Plant Study

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Energy consulting company utilizes proprietary data and methodology to benchmark the operations of gas plants and identify opportunities for improvement.

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Don Jones leads Solomon Associates' Natural Gas Processing Plant Study.

Solomon Associates gathers information from gas plants around the world, then normalizes this data for plant size, complexity and other factors to provide an apples-to-apples comparison of facilities.

Solomon Associates, the leading performance improvement company for the global energy industry, has launched its 2011 Worldwide Natural Gas Processing Plant Comparative Performance Analysis (Gas Plant Study). The comparative analysis assesses all aspects of participating plants’ operations, compares their performance to peer data, and then identifies areas for improvement.

“To improve operations in a systematic way, natural gas processing plant managers must first have an accurate, quantitative understanding of their facility’s gaps in performance relative to peers,” said Don Jones, project manager for the study. “That’s why Solomon Associates gathers information from gas plants around the world, then normalizes this data for plant size, complexity and other factors to provide study participants with an apples-to-apples comparison of their facility with the industry’s top performers.”

The 2011 study includes the full range of plant configurations and assesses all areas of performance, including plant utilization, annualized maintenance, non-maintenance personnel, other materials and equipment, and energy consumption and costs.

The study’s results help plant operators answer critical questions, such as:

  •     Compared to other processors, how competitive is my facility?
  •     Given my plant equipment limitations, what should be my target for energy efficiency?
  •     How much maintenance expense is optimal to ensure my facility is reliable?
  •     How do the different facilities within my own organization compare with one another on an apples-to-apples basis?

Companies interested in participating in the 2011 Worldwide Natural Gas Processing Plant Comparative Performance Analysis may contact Don Jones at 972.739.1729 or don.jones(at)solomononline(dot)com.

About Solomon Associates

Based in Dallas, HSB Solomon Associates LLC is the world’s leading performance improvement company for energy companies seeking to identify and close gaps in operational performance. Combining proven, patented methodologies with objective data analysis, and led by a team steeped in hands-on operational experience, Solomon Associates consistently helps clients with energy-intensive assets achieve greater efficiencies, enhanced reliability, and improved margins. Solomon Associates is part of HSB Group, Inc. To learn more about Solomon Associates, visit http://www.solomononline.com.

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