AP-Networks Managing Director, Latin America Sonia Kaestner will deliver her presentation, “Importance of plant turnarounds in the economy of refineries,” at the Workshop Exchange of Best Practices in Plant Turnarounds on December 13th, 2017 in Viña del Mar, Chile.

December 13th – 15th, 2017 | Viña del Mar, Chile

Efficient maintenance practices lead to competitive performance. That guiding principle continues to gain momentum among the leaders in the oil industry. Major refiners throughout Latin America and the Caribbean are looking to optimize their own maintenance processes in an effort to control maintenance costs and maximize the availability of process units. Sonia Kaestner will offer valuable insights on how to tackle these challenges head-on during the Workshop Exchange of Best Practices in Plant Turnarounds.

Sonia will deliver her presentation, “Importance of plant turnarounds in the economy of refineries,” at 9:30am on Wednesday, December 13th. The presentation will cover the latest challenges and trends in the turnaround industry, along with the best practices that have been proven to deliver safe, event-free, and predictable turnaround outcomes. Additionally, Sonia will share benchmarks from the AP-Networks Turnaround Database, and walk attendees through a case study detailing one company’s journey to turnaround excellence.

Sonia Kaestner is the Managing Director, Latin America for Asset Performance Networks, based out of the company’s headquarters in Bethesda, MD. Sonia has more than 20 years of international experience in project management consulting, marketing, data analytics & research, and training & development. With fluency in Spanish (native), English, German, and Italian, she has successfully deployed team-oriented strategies and solutions in high-level organizations across the globe.


About the Workshop Exchange of Best Practices in Plant Turnarounds

The oil industry in Latin America and the Caribbean, and particularly the refining industry, faces the challenge of operating and maintaining its production units in an efficient manner to ensure the competitiveness of refineries. The practice of the exchange of knowledge and experience among professionals from different companies is a factor that contributes to this goal and is the mission entrusted to ARPEL by its member companies. Learn more on the conference website.

About Asset Performance Networks

AP-Networks is the indispensable trusted partner to global petroleum, chemical, and energy companies that aim to optimize their assets’ performance and maximize operational efficiency. Our company achieves its mission by infusing strategic innovation, proven expertise, actionable insights, and unparalleled business intelligence analytics into a unique, winning formula for success. We leverage our databases, benchmarks, Software as a Service (SaaS) engines, and our industry-recognized consulting expertise to ensure that our clients mitigate, manage, and control high-risk events. Ultimately, our clients Aim Higher to realize superior business outcomes, and Aim Smarter to drive breakthrough performance in capital projects and plant turnarounds. For more information on AP-Networks, please visit www.AP-Networks.com.


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