Asset Performance Networks is seeking sponsors for the “Leveraging Innovative Technologies” research study, part of the company’s joint Industry Benchmark Research Initiative

May 2019

The Asset Performance Networks (AP-Networks) Benchmark Research Initiative gives Industry leaders a direct line to the AP-Networks Research, Benchmarking, and Predictive Analytics team. Owner-operators help guide AP-Networks’ research to solve challenging, impactful problems facing Industry. You can read more about the Benchmark Research Initiative here.

Improving turnaround performance can save a plant or refinery millions of dollars annually; corporate-wide annual savings of more than 100 million dollars have been achieved by improving turnaround performance. New technologies and techniques may improve turnaround performance and help capture these savings. However, the implementation of new technologies brings increased risk, which prevents many sites from adopting potentially beneficial innovations. Understanding the best practices for implementing change and innovation is critical to improving turnaround performance at minimal cost.

To address Industry’s turnaround innovation knowledge gap, AP-Networks is conducting the Leveraging Innovative Technologies research study. This client-sponsored benchmarking study will focus on:

  • Identifying innovations and the level of their deployment in the market
  • Benchmarking Industry’s adoption of these technologies
  • Investigating the benefits (e.g., cost and schedule improvements) of these technologies
  • Understanding best practices for innovation implementation
  • Assembling an Innovation Repository that includes details on specific techniques and innovations

Interested parties are encouraged to reach out to AP-Networks Analyst Brian Riggs at for information regarding study scope and participation and to request a copy of the study prospectus.


About Asset Performance Networks

AP-Networks is the trusted leader for improving asset and operational performance in petroleum, chemical, and energy companies worldwide. We work with our clients’ most critical assets—their people, processes, and production facilities—to help them achieve safe, competitive, predictable outcomes on their high-risk events, namely capital projects and turnarounds. Our consultants are internationally recognized leaders and experts in project management, turnaround management, operations, benchmarking, risk management, and more. Our team leverages proprietary, data-driven tools that help our clients Aim Higher to achieve superior business outcomes and Aim Smarter to drive breakthrough performance. For further information regarding our full range of products and services, please visit us at


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