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An application of value stream mapping for turnaround maintenance in oil and gas industry: case study and lessions learned

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posted on 2024-06-05, 03:45 authored by S Wenchi, Jun WangJun Wang, X Wang, HY Chong
Turnaround maintenance (TAM) in oil and gas industry concerns significant endeavours that deal with inspections, scheduled cleaning, adjustments, repairs and replacements of part of a plant to ensure operational reliability. It involves labour and material-intensive activities, thus is of the essence to minimize the financial impact. However, relevant research revealed that current process improvement strategies for TAM are random, isolated and scattered, improving individual activities in schedules without a systemic consideration of the entire process. Value Stream Mapping (VSM), a process of mapping the material and information flows in a value stream through systematic data capture and analysis, has showed its benefits in identifying and eliminating waste under various circumstances. This paper uses a case-based approach to measure efficiency improvement in TAM activities through VSM. The TAM project for a selected Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) refinery plant is selected and analysed as a case study. This paper develops a current state map and a future state map to explore the wastes and root causes. The case study reveals that although some challenges and limitations, VSM is feasible in TAM project to improve the efficiency by identifying wastes in process and guiding value improvement.

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Pagination

813-822

Location

Lincoln, Eng.

Open access

  • Yes

Start date

2015-09-07

End date

2015-09-09

ISBN-13

9780955239090

Language

eng

Publication classification

E1.1 Full written paper - refereed

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2015, Association of Researchers in Construction Management

Editor/Contributor(s)

Raidén A, Aboagye-Nimo E

Title of proceedings

ARCOM 2015 : Proceedings of the 31st Annual Conference of the Association of Researchers in Construction Management 2015

Event

Association of researchers in Construction Management. Conference (31st : 2015 : Lincoln, Eng.)

Publisher

ARCOM, Association of Researchers in Construction Management

Place of publication

Reading, Eng.

Series

Association of researchers in Construction Management Conference

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