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A weekly podcast on the impacts of digital technologies on the oil and gas sector

Apr 19, 2023

"There's a move towards digital transformation. And there's two aspects of that. There's digitisation and there's digitalization."

"If it's digitized, you're simply taking, like a hardcopy, and you're scanning it near attaching it to a record of some sort."

"By digitalizing, it, I'm actually putting it in a format that the computer can process. It's much more efficient..."

In this episode, I’m in conversation with Tony Ciliberti, who is the founder of Reliability Dynamics. Tony is an authority on digitalization of equipment operating data, which is near and dear to my heart. Without good data, you can’t really get the full benefits of digitalization. Worse, poor quality reliability data costs money, and carbon, as engineers have to drive to visit facilities when they don’t need to. Better quality reliability data pays back very quickly. 

"[Reliability] means is being able to make equipment perform better by having the information necessary to make better decisions for the equipment."

Tony Ciliberti is the Founder and Principal of Reliability Dynamics. He is a chemical engineer with 30 years of experience in equipment reliability and risk management in the petrochemical and oil and gas industries. He is an authority on data digitalization and the application of ISO 14224 methods. He developed and patented engineering methods that resolve pervasive equipment performance data quality issues in EAM solutions. He chairs the CCPS Process Equipment Reliability Database (PERD) Project. He participates actively in ISO technical standards development as the ANSI-appointed US Expert in ISO/TC67/WG4/PG1 and is a contributing author of the ISO 14224:2016 standard. He teaches the ISO course on how to apply ISO 14224 in enterprise software.

"If I'm thinking that I'm gonna get information from the field, and I want to be able to validate it with a system, which I do, right, I've got to make sure that the data requirements aligned with the type of work."