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NEWS
Saudi Aramco
Shell Refinery's
305,000-bpd operation in Juabail
was named Reliability Program
of the Year at the
2017 Emerson
Global Users
Exchange.

Emerson Names Saudi Aramco
'Reliability Program of the Year'
A MAJOR HIGHLIGHT of the 2017
Emerson Global Users Exchange held Oct.
2 to 6, in Minneapolis, was the announcement of the annual "Reliability Program
of the Year" winner. This year, the coveted
award went to Saudi Aramco Shell Refinery
(SASREF), in recognition of a multi-year
reliability effort across the company's
305,000-bpd Juabail refinery.
In just three years, SASREF increased mechanical availability from 96% to nearly 98%,
putting them in the top quartile for one of the
industry's most important benchmarks.
SASREF launched its Reliability Excellence Transformation program in 2014,
seeking to create more bottom-line business
value for the facility, originally built in 1985,
by infusing a reliability and performance
culture across the organization.
"People are the most important asset.
None of this transformation is possible without having or investing in people," said Yahya
Ail Hamdi, engineer for maintenance strategy. "The folks at the top quartile are there and
they stay there because they are improving
and keep developing. We are committed to
continuing learning and improving."

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Part of that program leveraged automation and digital tools and extensive training
programs to help its digital workforce detect
and resolve issues earlier. "By putting the
right capabilities in front of their digital
workers and reliability teams, they were able
to increase the productivity and expertise
of their digital workforce and drive overall
business value by improving the overall
availability of their refinery," said Thomas
Waun, general manager of Emerson's newly
launched Operational Certainty Consulting
group.
By establishing new reliability organizations, moving from reactive to predictive
maintenance, and improving work processes, SASREF mitigated 98% of its threats to
availability and reduced maintenance costs
by 13.5%.
Emerson's "Reliability Program of the
Year" award honors specific sites and reliability teams that are continually improving their
reliability culture and programs and reflect
the principles and values of Emerson's Top
Quartile strategy. For more information, visit
Emerson.com/reliabilityprogram.
- Gary Parr, Editorial Director

Words
To the
Smart
Destin
DIDN'T MAKE IT
Sandlin of
down to breakfast on
"Smarter
Every Day"
Oct. 17 for the openfame.
ing Keynote of the
2017 SMRP Conference in Kansas City (smrp.org)?
You missed out-on a lot. In his
presentation sponsored by ARMS
Reliability (armsreliability.com),
keynoter Destin Sandlin of "Smarter Every Day" fame delivered what
may have been one of the most
thought-provoking (and energizing) wake-up calls that many in the
assembled crowd ever received. All
is not lost, though. You can catch
him in action elsewhere.
An honest-to-goodness rocket
scientist at Redstone Arsenal, in
Huntsville, AL, Sandlin, as somewhat of a sideline, explores the world
through science, shares what he
learns, and encourages people to see
the world differently. Maybe even
a bit weirdly. And, if the 5M+ subscribers to his YouTube Channel are
any indication, he's quite successful
at it.
Learn more about Sandlin's take
on things by visiting his website
(smartereveryday.com), following
him on twitter (@DestinSandlin),
and/or joining all those other
subscribers to his YouTube Channel (youtube.com/user/destinws2).
Then be sure to share what you learn
with others.

-Jane Alexander
Managing Editor

NOVEMBER 2017


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