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Tuesday 4 March 2014

In order to ensure that plants can continue production safely in all circumstances, they have an extensive set of HSE procedures and forms. These often involve high costs, many of which could be significantly reduced.

Friday 13 December 2013

Professional management of MoC processes will help a company to continuously improve and to proactively deal with its risks. This is why AkzoNobel Industrial Chemicals set about to redefine the way it deals with MoC – over its different sites and plants in Europe.
 

Monday 21 October 2013

Your colleagues won't say it easily. Because they know how important it is, but many would like to ignore the MoC procedure: it takes up too much time, effort and discussion. But how can you make MoC go more smoothly so that everyone can and wants to follow the procedure? And how can you save dozens of percentage points on lead time and costs?

Monday 18 March 2013

Oiltanking Ghent safeguards Management of Change

Oiltanking Ghent is a tank storage facility for petroleum products in the ports of Ghent, with one million cubic meters of storage capacity it serves all the major oil companies and traders. Annually some 2000 ships dock to load and unload and around ninety modifications are performed. This is mainly piping, e.g. changing connections or installing valves.

Monday 21 January 2013

Aircraft Fuel Supply (AFS) is responsible for coordinating the supply of JET A-1 jet fuel, and its storage and distribution at Schiphol Airport. It is a joint venture of five oil companies, an airline company and a bank. The company considers safety a high priority and scored high marks (a 4+ out of 5) during independently conducted HRO (High Reliability Organizations) audits. AFS passed the audits successfully during the final inspection by the Province of North Holland.

Tuesday 13 March 2012

An effective MoC process ensures that all aspects of the modification of the product, process, installation, spares, procedures and organisation are adequately assessed, thus ensuring that changes do not lead to dangerous situations. An MoC process requires that for every change the risks must be assessed and everyone has to be informed about the change, so every person involved knows that, for instance, he or she has to operate or maintain the installation differently. MoC is so important for safety that the Labour Inspection has been paying much attention to it in recent years.

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