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Photo courtesy of SARAS SpA, Sarroch Refinery, Italia

Operations Improvement Approach and Results

Have you reached the right Operational Excellence level to be a survivor of the European refining industry shake-out ?

We assist refineries to reach a safe and stable Normal Operations level. And once this is achieved, we assist the optimisation process to fully exploit the margin capability in a cost efficient manner. After this, the refinery runs like a "Swiss watch". 

Refinery Normal Operation

  • Is controlled safe and stable operation, with minimum unplanned shutdowns, good housekeeping, minimum backlog in maintenance, minimum product quality giveaway and a performance culture is apparent.

Refinery Normal Operations key focus areas are:

Refinery Optimization

Once the Refinery is operating in Normal Operation mode, Optimisation of the Refinery can be started with a three-fold objective:

  1. Fully exploit the existing margin capability 
  2. Optimise Energy Efficiency and Loss
  3. Improve the cost discipline