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Case 1: Oil Company A

Streamlined scheduled repair work in close coordination with the client

Petroleum refinery facilities and equipment must be regularly shut down for scheduled repairs as required by law. In order to shorten the turnaround time, one of Shinko Plantech's oil company clients began working with us more than one year in advance to plan for this legally required scheduled repair work. Together, we identified areas for potential improvement and examined the effects of these improvements on all aspects of the work, seeking to raise the productivity level of all work processes by implementing numerous improvement measures focused on addressing critical work needs and eliminating idling. In this manner, we worked closer than ever before with the client which enabled us to streamline the entire scheduled repair work process, shortening the turnaround time and reducing the cost burden.

Key Points

Point1Achieved Optimized Work Processes Using Our Proprietary Project Management Tool

During each phase of work Shinko Plantech effectively utilized our proprietary project management tool. For the planning phase, we examined the optimal work processes and standardization of resources based on a simulation that took into account various restrictions in place. During the execution phase, we took appropriate actions against unplanned events thanks to timely project management including repair work and inspections. In the assessment and improvement phase, we conducted a variation analysis of the maintenance plan and results, and integrated necessary improvements into the plans for subsequent work.

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Point2Improved Workflow Efficiency by Clarifying and Overhauling Rules

Achieving the optimal workflow requires not only looking beyond customary practices but also re-examining conventional rules. For example, we were able to greatly reduce idle time during the scheduled repair work by re-examining the division of work and inspections with the client.

Point3Improved Operating Efficiencies by Enhancing Equipment and Facilities

During the scheduled repair work, our technical staff performed a field survey and examined areas of improvement through direct dialogue with related parties. As a result, based on direct discussions with the client, we made facility improvements that would enhance operating efficiencies in the lead up to the scheduled repair work.

Point4Improved Workflow Efficiencies through Process Automation

For heat exchanger repair work, which involves dangerous operations, we utilized bundle extractors and bundle extruder machines to remove tube bundles and a face cleaning machine to clean the tube bundle units. Our automation of these processes greatly improved workflow efficiencies and workplace safety.

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Point5Information Sharing

In order to ensure a smooth workflow process, timely information sharing is critical not only among persons in charge, but for all parties involved during each phase of the scheduled repair work. With this in mind, we shifted certain project management functions from the office (fixed) to the field (mobile) and made it possible for related parties from each phase to verify the status of the work in the field. In addition, we set up a cloud computing environment to connect the client with Shinko Plantech and utilized this for even greater sharing of information.

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