Digital technologies are being used to build, operate and maintain refinery assets with greater safety and efficiency. It is estimated, for example, that 80 percent of plant losses are preventable.
By aligning to cultural shifts within the organization, implementing updated technology and digital-based maintenance systems can help to address some of the root causes of those losses, such as human factors, maintenance and engineering.
Our expectation is the next generation of digital or ‘intelligent’ plants will significantly reduce preventable losses through integration of real-time information to boost performance.
 Based on analysis by HSB Solomon Associates LLC