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Beville's Workload Database

Beville has completed over 550 projects for many major companies, including BP, Chevron, Citgo, Conoco, Flint Hills Resources, Phillips66, Shell, Valero, Nova, ExxonMobil, and others. 

During the past 30+ years, we have compiled our accumulated data from a variety of refineries and other process plants into a large database that enables us to make individual company/unit comparisons to industry averages.

For steady state operations alone, we have amassed over 5 man-years of directly observed data. We have a vast quantity of data available for the other facets of workload as well.

These comparisons then allow our customers to see where they stand in relation to the rest of the industry. They are the starting blocks for many of our analyses, for they show where a company needs to improve in order to become more profitable.

As an example, below are the number of steady state samples that have been collected for a variety of position types:

Position Type # of Steady State Workload Samples
Blender 52
Board 691
General Operator 114
Head 331
In/Out 137
Lab Tech 103
Supervisor 33
Unit 1252

To further break it down, if, for example, you were interested in Alkylation positions, we have the following:

Position Type # of Steady State Workload Samples
Board 41
Head 27
In/Out 13
Unit 67

We can provide comparisons for many different unit and position type combinations.



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