Solomon Associates' Performance Improvement Process identifies performance gaps, pinpoints what is causing those gaps, implements industry best practices, and sustains the improvements over time.
Dallas, TX (PRWEB) July 10, 2012
Dale Emanuel of Solomon Associates, the leading performance improvement company for the global energy industry, will give two presentations titled “World Best Refineries – Key Performance Characteristics” and “Impact of Steam on Refinery Energy Efficiency” at the 17th Refinery Technology Meet, July 18-20, in Bangalore, India.
Emanuel, Solomon Associates’ CEO and president, first will discuss the key performance characteristics of the world’s top-performing refineries based on the company’s Fuels Study database, metrics rankings, consistent performance, and feedback from a custom peer group of four selected refineries.
“Solomon Associates’ Performance Improvement Process identifies performance gaps, pinpoints what is causing those gaps, implements industry best practices, and sustains the improvements over time,” said Emanuel. “The process shows that by achieving Operational Availability levels close to 97 percent, refinery staffs are allowed the time they need to focus on improving efficiency.”
The second presentation will analyze the impact of steam on refinery efficiency. Emanuel will examine the Solomon Energy Intensity Index™ (EII®), a world standard benchmark for refinery energy efficiency. Top energy performers can be identified using the EII equation.
“It is evident that top energy performers are improving at a much faster rate than the world average,” said Emanuel. “Solomon’s data clearly shows that more fuel to steam increases EII, and focusing on reducing a refinery’s dependence on steam is the goal.”
The top energy performers are producing steam from lower temperature process heat sources. Emanuel will explain how these best performers are minimizing fired energy to steam to gain first-quartile EII performance.
Organized by the Centre for High Technology, a government agency that supports the energy industry in India, the Refinery Technology Meet will cover various aspects of the global energy sector, alternative energy, technologies, refining process optimization, and more. The conference will include presentations on different topics in the related areas, case studies, and recent industry developments.
The Meet will be held at the Vivanta by Taj hotel in Yeshwantpur, Bangalore. Attendees include professionals in oil refining, petrochemicals, and gas processing, as well as engineering professionals, academicians, and manufacturers in the field of hydrocarbon processing.
Emanuel will make his opening presentation on the first day during the main session titled “Making India a Global Leader in the Oil Sector.”
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 of energy consultants 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. Learn more about Solomon Associates' energy benchmarking and consulting services at http://www.solomononline.com.