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Monday 4 November 2013

This famous quote by Dupont seems to imply that better safety performance is not the only advantage from managing safety well. The underlying thought is that safety management means that you should be able to influence the manner in which people think about safety. When you can influence the way people think, then you should be able to apply it in other fields as well. This will lead to better management and is the key to improved relationships at work, higher productivity and more innovation.

Thursday 15 August 2013

The Bioprocess Pilot Facility B.V. (BPF) is situated on the Biotech Campus in Delft, the Netherlands. Companies and information institutions may scale up newly developed sustainable production processes with BPF before they are applied at an industrial level. Because of the modular set-up of the facility, in which several devices can be linked to each other, different types of tests can be performed.

Wednesday 8 May 2013

Industrial process and software prove to be useful in complex facility management

Thursday 18 April 2013

In 2012 SABIC implemented a site wide shift handover procedure combined with ShiftCliq software. This movie shows how the project connects to SABIC's safety ambitions and how the people at SABIC experienced the implementation.

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.

Thursday 28 February 2013

How DSM DFI minimizes risks during maintenance work with a structured LoToTo system

DSM Fibre Intermediates, part of Koninklijke DSM N.V., is located at the Chemelot industrial site in Geleen, The Netherlands. The company produces around 750 tonnes acrylonitrile per day, which is a raw material for, among others, textiles. A need for more structure in ‘Lock Out Tag Out Try Out’ and a constant drive to further minimizing risks prompted the company to digitize and optimize the process.

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.

Wednesday 2 May 2012

DSM_Delft_Permit_to_Work_HSE_ImprovementsDSM SINOCHEM Pharmaceuticals Production Delft is engaged in the production of intermediates for fighting bacterial and fungal infections, the production of enzymes and the treatment of wastewater. The site is the market leader in the production of 7-ADCA. The 7-ADCA plant operates with a 5-shift system without team leader (autonomous teams). The operators continuously improve the safety, environment-friendliness, and efficiency of the production.

Thursday 8 March 2012

Since April 2011 AkzoNobel employees in the methane chloride plant at its site in Frankfurt are working with an electronic shiftbook, ShiftCliq, part of the iBanx HSE software suite Unite. The reason for the change was the desire to work more efficiently, among others by means of a more structured changing of the shift, the possibility to create and retrieve more reports and a link between the shiftbook and SAP. 

Tuesday 17 January 2012

This headline will strike a chord with just about everyone in the industry. And raise questions. How exactly do you reduce production disturbances and its root causes, and increase overall equipment effectiveness (OEE)? How do you make sure that these are not just ad-hoc solutions, but part of an ongoing process? And how do you make the most effective use of people and systems in that process?

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