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GE Digital (GE) Case Studies Petropriar Uses Operator Rounds to Improve Asset Performance and Avoid Unplanned

Petropriar Uses Operator Rounds to Improve Asset Performance and Avoid Unplanned

GE Digital (GE)
Petropriar Uses Operator Rounds to Improve Asset Performance and Avoid Unplanned
Oil & Gas

Petropriar, S.A., a subsidiary of Petróleos de Venezuela S.A., owns and operates oil and natural gas reserves in the country’s Orinoco Belt. Petropriar needed an easy way to manage the inspection of its rotating electrical and static equipment at one of its industrial complexes.

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PetroPiar, S.A. owns and operates oil and natural gas reserves. The company was formerly known as Petrolera Hamaca, C.A. The company is based in Barcelona, Venezuela. PetroPiar, S.A. operates as a subsidiary of Petróleos de Venezuela S.A.

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Petropriar implemented Predix Asset Performance Management (Predix APM) (formerly Meridium Enterprise APM) in 2004. It decided to address this most recent challenge by implementing the operator rounds capability, now found in APM Health, a Predix APM solution.

The first phase of implementation included software configuration, training, and establishing functional guidelines (required routes, assets to be monitored, etc.). The new initiative was a cultural change in Petropriar’s project management principles, and represented the company’s new approach to understanding the condition of assets, improving overall asset performance, and establishing methods to improve monitoring and failure prevention.

The project included visual inspection, parameters verification, and thermography surveying, as well as training for more than 200 operating engineers, operation analysts, supervisors, and field operators. Training encompassed multiple sessions on condition-based maintenance (CBM) principles and asset health methodologies.

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Damaged field gauges

Inadequate parameters for operation monitoring

Improving operator skills

Standardization of asset condition data collection

Reduction of work notifications created

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