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Creating smarter, safer refineries

How digital technology is rapidly driving powerful results for refineries

Overview

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[1] 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.

Footnote:

[1] Based on analysis by HSB Solomon Associates LLC

Accelerated processes for decision making

Accelerated processes for decision making
This approach could help the industry optimize operations, availability, costs and safety, thereby resulting in improved efficiency, reduced nonproductive time and re-work.

Safer, smarter workforce

Safer, smarter workforce
Refinery employees could benefit directly with access to better information while on the plant floor, and tracking and tracing for safer work environments.

More than just the tech

"We’re no longer talking about digital as a technology or IT solution… it’s giving people new skills and toolsets to optimize and execute their work in a better and safer way."

TRACEY COUNTRYMAN

Global Refining and Chemicals Services Lead

What we think

Meet the team

Tracey Countryman

Tracey Countryman
Global Refining and Chemicals Services Lead

Tracey leads Accenture’s Asset and Operations (AAOS) Business for Europe across Resource industries. AAOS includes services related to optimizing plant performance from c-suite to the shop floor. Her key service domain areas include leveraging digital technology to improve maintenance and reliability, safety, manufacturing execution and process control. She is a native of Atlanta, Georgia and currently resides in London, England.

Scott Tvaroh

Scott Tvaroh
North America Digital Technology Lead, Assets and Operations Services (AAOS)

Scott leads Accenture’s North America Digital Technology group for Assets and Operations Services within the Resources Practice (Oil and Gas, Metals, Mining, Chemicals and Utilities). This role allows for a solution focus around Maintenance and Reliability, Manufacturing Execution Systems, HSE, Supply Chain Optimization and Operational Excellence. Scott is focused on driving digital innovation at clients leveraging mobility, data integration and analytics to drive differentiated performance improvements.

Simon Coombs

Simon Coombs
Digital Plant Lead, Assets and Operations Services (AAOS)

Simon is the cross industry Digital Plant lead within Accenture Asset and Operations Services. He has over 30 years of experience working with asset and energy intensive industries around the world. His experience brings together his skills as an electrical engineer, largescale IT and data solutions, real-time automation control solutions and business transformation programs to help deliver a new way of working enabled by digital services.

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