It’s well-known that the primary costs and losses in petroleum refining come from sudden failures of equipment. A distributed control system (DCS) supplies comprehensive information on the process and operation modes of the equipment. However, its health during operation escapes the attention of operators who continuously change process modes while controlling the process plant. Conventional solutions such as protection or condition monitoring systems are focused on the confining of consequences, but not on preventing breakdowns. If the protection system alarms, the breakdown happens; moreover, every condition monitoring system requires interpretation by an expert, and nobody understands what should be done to prevent failure without it. For sustainable and reliable operation, it’s necessary to provide operators with timely, unbiased information on how the operation mode affects the equipment’s health before failure when early diagnostics of defects allow people to eliminate future issues at its emergent stage. To answer what digital reliability is and what benefits it could bring for process plants, let’s consider a difference between reliability and digital reliability, what diagnostics and early diagnostics mean, what the differences between protection, condition monitoring, and diagnostic system are, and, finally, how 24/7 real-time diagnostics adds value to every processing facility
1. What Digital Reliability and Real-Time Diagnostics mean
2. What is the Real-Time Diagnostic COMPACS System
3. How SROMM Technology – Safe Resource-saving Operation and Maintenance of Machinery converts engineering benefits into refinery’s profit
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Andrey Kostyukov was born in Omsk in 1970.
In 1996 he finished at Omsk State University majoring in “Economics and Production Management”. Since 1991 Andrey V. Kostyukov has held the positions of an accountant, chief accountant, and CFO at NPC DYNAMICA. In 2001 he was appointed as First Deputy of Director General and became responsible for sales and marketing. In 2007 he earned his Ph.D. in Economics after presenting a dissertation on the subject of “Organizational and Economic Mechanism of Equipment Operation Under Real-Time Health Monitoring (In the Case of Oil-Refining)”.
In July of 2015, he was appointed as Director General (CEO) and joined the Board of directors of NPC DYNAMICA. In July 2016, with the approval of the Board of Directors, he established the subsidiary DYNAMICS Scientific Production Center USA, Inc. The new subsidiary is headquartered in Houston, TX, where he will serve as President.
Andrey V. Kostyukov participates at well-known international conferences as a speaker. His articles have been published in leading magazines such as “Oil & Gas Journal Russia“, “Eurasia Processing”, etc.