North America

Red Room - Session 7

10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Availability Improvement, Planning and Forecasting

This presentation provides a proven step-by-step process for quantifying and planning availability improvements in industrial facilities. The approach outlined has been developed and applied by Fluor Corporation to assist numerous clients who need to debottleneck facilities and achieve plant throughput improvements with a minimum of capital expenditure. It addresses availability improvements that are achievable through operational changes, component and configuration enhancement, maintenance process improvement, and training of operations and maintenance personnel.

Key Words: Plant Availability, Maintenance Improvement, Operator Training, Maintenance Training, MTTR, MTBF, Systematic Failure Elimination

James B. Humphries


Greenville, South Carolina