Events in the oil and gas industry have highlighted the importance of maintaining the highest standards of safety at all times. Even without high-profile incidents the industry is responsible for demonstrating the highest ethical and environmentally-conscious values while meeting the planet’s energy requirements. Just as importantly, as the fastest-growing industrial market for process automation today, oil and gas producers need to be mindful that downtime in this industry often surpasses $1 million per hour.
Operators, then, have to demand the highest level of safety in order to protect personnel, assets and the environment while maintaining maximum uptime and minimal operational disruption. Such disruption will destabilize the market and put companies at risk for incurring substantial downtime losses.