From Storage Terminals Magazine | Summer 2020 Issue

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A new approach to tank outages

by John Camp, AP-Networks – Deputy Director, EMEA

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Digital deployment of a standardized tank outage work process could spell a new chapter for storage tank maintenance

Working with leading clients in the refining and petrochemical industries, Asset Performance Networks (AP-Networks) has witnessed a shift over the past ten years toward a more structured approach to plant turnarounds and capital projects. One area that has lagged however is tank outages, which are often seen by sites as a lesser priority. While this may seem to make sense economically, it has led to an Industry-wide mismanagement of tank assets. For many tank outages, late engineering and material ordering, delays in permitting, and a general lack of urgency among team members are regular occurrences. To close these gaps, AP-Networks has developed NaviTrack for Tank Outages, which pairs the company’s Industry-renowned work process deployment tool with a dedicated work process built for tank outages.

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