Turnarounds are complex events that result in highly variable outcomes. AP-Networks has empirically isolated and quantified the leading indicators for turnaround outcomes by using its database of recent turnarounds from the refining and chemical industries. The largest turnaround database of its kind, the AP-Networks Turnaround Database holds observations from more than 1,500 turnarounds gathered primarily through on-site pre- and post-turnaround performance assessments. AP-Networks has been conducting these engagements since 2002 and is the preeminent company for measuring turnaround readiness and quantifying practices and outcomes.
Turnaround benchmarking studies enable the comparison of your turnarounds to industry for all facets of performance including planned and actual cost, scope, productivity, duration, labor hours, safety, and operability. Our extensive database produces performance benchmarks controlled for similar types of process units, shift patterns, specific geographic locations, and other performance factors.
A benchmarking study compares the performance for each of your turnarounds to industry average and top quartile levels. Practices benchmarking identifies gaps with best practices in execution and planning your turnarounds and provides expert, actionable recommendations for improvement. Understanding both practices and associated performance outcomes are the keys to improvement. Without understanding both, measurement is merely a scorecard.