OIL REFINERY INCREASED AVAILABILITY BY 10.5%.

ABSTRACT

The management at the oil refinery found it difficult to track machine availability. After subscribing to METI industry 4.0 solutions the client was able to track and increase the machine availability by >10.5%.

 

CUSTOMER PROFILE

The oil refinery does extensive research and has state of the art facilities to maintain quality standards. The organization has revolutionized sunflower oil refining process by not using the chemical process to refine oil and ensure natural goodness.

 

PROBLEM

The refinery carried extensive research to arrive at the best process to refine oil but were struggling to arrive at best practices to monitor production activities. The management had no visibility to the activities happening in the shop floor and this took a toll on machine availability.
The planned downtime was set at 1 hour per shift but was extended without management’s awareness. This caused unplanned downtimes and affected the overall productivity of the plant.

 

SOLUTIONS AND OUTCOME

METI provided the client with the right solution by installing C-time at the plant. The solution enabled the management to monitor OEE and Downtime at the plant. The analytical report provided the insight that the machine availability was affected by the extended planned downtime of 40mis.
The management after understanding the cause for reduction in availability took steps to increase it by more than >10.5%.