Moving from the dark to the light, with RLG’s Pat Stanton
The planning, execution, and management of tank maintenance is a major cost-driver for the refining, petrochemical, and terminal storage industries. The reality is that tank maintenance performance in these areas has historically been poor. A systematic and controlled approach to improving tank maintenance team performance is needed to significantly reduce costs, increase tank availability, and improve outage predictability to enhance revenue opportunities.
Operators spend millions of dollars each year cleaning, inspecting, and repairing their storage tanks to meet regulatory or operational requirements. Every year, tank maintenance programme leaders are faced with the challenge of successfully managing their programmes while simultaneously:
1) reducing costs,
2) increasing availability, and
3) improving outage predictabilit...