The Asset Performance Networks Benchmark Research Initiative, which gives clients the opportunity to guide the company’s research efforts, is actively seeking sponsors

February 2019

Asset Performance Networks (AP-Networks) recently announced a joint Industry Benchmark Research Initiative to provide owner companies with the unique opportunity to help guide the company’s research into solving challenging, impactful problems. The research topics were selected based on a unique survey of Industry turnaround professionals, who offered their input on the challenges facing Industry today.

The Benchmark Research Initiative gives Industry leaders a direct line to the AP-Networks Research, Benchmarking, and Predictive Analytics team. Launched at TINC America 2018, and bolstered by input from attendees to subsequent TINC events, the initiative offers a real-time look into the minds of turnaround leaders across the globe and the challenges they’re focused on. Based on their contributions, AP-Networks commissioned joint Industry steering committees for research studies into the three most pressing issues:

These steering committees have met and contributed their insights on the most important aspects within each research area. The committees included turnaround team members from Celanese, Chevon, Delek, Enbridge, HollyFrontier, LyondellBasell, Suncor, and more. A prospectus is being prepared for each of the three studies. These will be distributed to Industry in the coming weeks as AP-Networks assembles study participants.

Interested parties are encouraged to reach out to AP-Networks Analyst Brian Riggs at for information regarding study scope and participation.

For nearly two decades, AP-Networks has empowered petroleum, chemical, and energy companies the world over to achieve breakthrough performance in capital project and turnaround execution. Fueling these incredible achievements are the data and insights at AP-Networks’ disposal. With data from more than 1,800 turnarounds in the AP-Networks Turnaround Database, and from more than 2,000 capital projects in the AP-Networks Capital Project Database, the company provides turnaround and project knowledge and expertise for Industry, identifying and quantifying best practices and emerging trends that impact business success.


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AP-Networks is the trusted leader for improving asset and operational performance in petroleum, chemical, and energy companies worldwide. We work with our clients’ most critical assets—their people, processes, and production facilities—to help them achieve safe, competitive, predictable outcomes on their high-risk events, namely capital projects and turnarounds. Our consultants are internationally recognized leaders and experts in project management, turnaround management, operations, benchmarking, risk management, and more. Our team leverages proprietary, data-driven tools that help our clients Aim Higher to achieve superior business outcomes and Aim Smarter to drive breakthrough performance. For further information regarding our full range of products and services, please visit us at


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