Operational Excellence

Similar to cloud, fog brings powerful analysis to the network edge

Fog Computing Reduces Risks and Improves Data Flows

Companies across all sectors of energy will have new opportunities to improve operational performance and reduce risk as “fog computing” emerges from the mist in the months ahead. Fog is similar to cloud computing in that it collects and


Is digitalization the key to remote plant operation?

There have been many advances in the field of digitalization in recent years. As the industry moves towards remote operation it is plant optimization and integrity management which will provide the tools to enhance safety and anticipate poten


Houston to Host Operational Excellence in Oil and Gas 7th Annual Summit

The oil and gas industry is facing unprecedented levels of complexity and volatility. Historically low commodity prices, geopolitical events, disruptive technologies and increased regulation mean that the pressure to innovate (while simultane


What does the industry really think of Operational Excellence?

Petrotechnics conducted a survey to find out. Here, Scott Lehmann, VP Product Management, discusses the results. Operational Excellence is a global concept whose time has most certainly come, despite a fairly rocky ride since it first made it


Disaster preparedness in utilities: Because we’re all in this together

Disasters have become a part of our daily news cycle and our awareness. Communities are learning that the key to resilience is the understanding that we are all in this together. Electric utilities are vulnerable to the same risks and hazards


Power Sector Performance Still Hampered by Transformer Monitoring Inefficiencies

The financial severity of transformer failure is well known to the industry. An extensive service costs more than €100,000, while a replacement transformer can cost up to €4 million.


SDG&E To Add More Energy Storage To Improve Regional Reliability

"We were in the process of a competitive solicitation for energy storage and already had completed a pre-evaluation of respondents," said James P. Avery, SDG&E's chief development officer.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JULY 30:  A hard hat sits on the ground at a Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) work site on July 30, 2014 in San Francisco, California. A federal grand jury has added 27 new charges, including obstruction of justice, the criminal case against Pacific Gas and Electric for the 2010 fatal natural gas explosion in San Bruno, California. The new indictment charges PG&E with felonies and replaces a previous indictment of 12 charges related to the utility's safety practices.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

PG&E Becomes First Natural Gas Utility to Receive Process Safety Certification

PG&E is also one of the first utilities in the world to hold both the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 55001:2014 and Publicly Available Specification (PAS)55-1: 2008 certifications for its asset management.


Maximizing Operation Excellence

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