Chemical Plants: Performance Measurement of Processes
Published Online: 15 JUL 2006
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Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry
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Dhafr, N. and Ahmad, M. 2006. Chemical Plants: Performance Measurement of Processes. Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry.
- Published Online: 15 JUL 2006
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Performance measurement is a competitive tool widely used by manufacturing and service organizations to evaluate the output of business processes. Its fundamental purpose is to quantify the potential for improvement and construct plans for further development. This article aims to increase the understanding of performance measurement in chemical plants. Existing performance measurement practices are reviewed, and their roles in the improvement of business and operational results of chemical process plants are defined. A developed performance measurement model, called the operational effectiveness model, is also introduced. It comprises a sequence of several performance measurement steps which ensure that chemical batch plants operate efficiently and effectively.