- Focus is on ‘advanced strategies and technologies to optimize production.’
- Chronic issues related to asset integrity and process safety to be discussed.
- Discussions to improve asset reliability and preventing unplanned shutdowns.
Saudi Arabia: Great Minds Event Management announces that the Asset Integrity and Process Safety Conference & Exhibition – KSA Edition will take place from the 2nd to the 4th of May 2023 in King Abdullah Cultural Center, Jubail, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The conference will address the key issues of asset life extension and optimization of maintenance strategies that improves the integrity and reliability of assets while maintaining production capability and reducing operational cost.
The technical workshop will take place on the 2nd of May while the conference will be on 3rd and 4th of May at the same venue and will provide an effective platform for Asset Integrity, Process Safety, Reliability, Inspection, NDT & NDE, Corrosion Control, HAZOP, Operations and Maintenance professionals to interact, share knowledge, and exchange best practices to effectively manage assets and showcase the latest technological advancements to tackle faced challenges.
Amro Hassanein, Lead Engineer Corrosion & Inspection at SABIC said, “Asset integrity and process safety are essential for the petrochemical industry to protect personnel, prevent equipment failures, comply with regulations, protect the environment, and preserve assets. Smart inspection techniques are important because they can help organizations improve efficiency, safety, reliability, data quality, and sustainability. Adopting these techniques, organizations can enhance their operations, reduce costs, and improve their overall performance. My session on Smart Inspection will help delegates benefit from staying informed about new technologies, regulations, and best practices, which can help them stay competitive and adapt to changes in their field.”
Dr. Husain Al-Muslim, Piping/Pipeline Engineering Consultant at Saudi Aramco added, “Due to the hazardous nature of most fluid services in the petrochemical, oil and gas sector, ensuring the integrity of critical assists is of paramount importance. A minor leak from a hazardous fluid can lead to major consequences impacting people and assets. Most of the unfortunate incidents in the oil and gas industry could be avoided with appropriate asset integrity management. My session will cover Pipeline Integrity Management and how to utilize the ever-limited resources to achieve spill-free and error-free operation. The presentation will be an overview of the pipeline integrity management system in accordance with international best practice and will also address the role of 4IRC in data analytics, digital twin, and machine learning.”
Speaking at the conference is Syed A. Ghufran, Method & Reliability Management Head at SATORP who adds, “For the oil and gas industry the main emphasis of process safety and asset integrity is to prevent unplanned releases which may lead to a major incident. In todays’ world, all improvement processes are data driven. Most difficult part in data management is data accuracy and data credibility. My session at the conference will cover data management for maintenance, reliability, and asset integrity. It goes without saying that “you can’t improve, if you can’t measure”. In this session, I will share our success story in managing maintenance, reliability, and asset data at SATORP.”
Asset integrity and process safety management is the critical practice to ensure seamless operations with the ability for a plant to function effectively and efficiently for continuous productivity, and a safe work environment.
This is crucial especially for oil, gas and petrochemical assets which can include highly complex infrastructures and legacy facilities requiring advanced inspection and monitoring to prevent failures, hazardous incidents, and unplanned shutdowns to achieve smooth operations and prevent production interruption.
However, the industry still struggles with attaining excellence in asset integrity and process safety due to key challenges, such as the change in operating parameters versus design stage, material degradation, corrosion, fatigue, and deviations from the fundamental principles of HAZOP. The three-day event brings together thought leaders across different sectors and industries.
The interactive conference highlights six main themes that include current market dynamics in asset integrity to increase safety, performance, and profit; international NDT standards and the critical innovations; digitalizing asset integrity and process safety to increase efficiency and asset lifecycle; Identifying risks and how to address them with hazard and operability study (HAZOP); designing predictive and preventive maintenance programs that suit your facility and mitigating risks through advances in corrosion control.
There will be more than 500 attendees, experts from the oil, gas and petrochemical sectors, over 30 speakers, with more than four industry led panel discussions and over 30 exhibitors will be showcasing their products, technology and innovations.
The event is organised by Great Minds Event Management, a Dubai-based multi-faceted event management company of international repute, having organized numerous successful Forums and exhibitions that highlight critical issues faced by various economic sectors and industries across the MENA region.