Dallas, TX (PRWEB) March 21, 2013
Solomon Associates, the leading performance improvement company for the global energy industry, has introduced its Solomon Insights program, a bimonthly series of short presentations summarizing key findings from in-depth analyses of the refining industry. Michael Hileman, a vice president at Solomon, narrates the series.
“Solomon Insights helps advance the understanding of the refining industry through the analysis of our proprietary worldwide study databases,” said Hileman. “To bring the benefits of this analysis to our clients, we are creating short video presentations that highlight the key findings.”
The first Solomon Insights video looks at the world’s best refineries to better understand the characteristics of the top performers around the world. Hileman discusses common differences and similarities among top refineries and average performers, including size, complexity, and crude type. He demonstrates how performance improvement is achievable.
The introductory series of Solomon Insights reveals characteristics of the world’s top refineries gleaned from Solomon’s 2004, 2006, and 2008 Fuels Studies. More than 300 refineries participated in the studies, and five key metrics were examined to determine the resulting data: energy intensity, optional availability, maintenance costs, process utilization, and return on investment.
“By understanding the level of performance reached by top refineries in the world, you can begin to create a vision for your own operation,” said Hileman. “Once you know what is possible, performance improvement is inevitable.”
For more information on Solomon Insights, contact Michael Hileman by telephone at +1.972.739.1816 or by email at Michael(dot)Hileman(at)SolomonOnline(dot)com.
About Solomon Associates
Based in Dallas, TX USA, Solomon 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 of energy consultants with significant hands-on operational experience, Solomon consistently helps clients with capital-intensive assets achieve greater efficiencies, enhanced reliability, and improved margins. Solomon’s energy consulting and benchmarking studies apply to petroleum refineries, chemical plants, pipeline and terminals, gas plants, and power plants. Solomon is part of HSB Group, Inc. Learn more about Solomon’s energy benchmarking and consulting services at http://www.SolomonOnline.com.