Delek US Case Study
How Delek US Enhanced Safety Culture & Efficiency with GOARC’s Permit to Work Solution
Ensuring a safe working environment and reducing work incidents in high-risk operations with changing processes and risk levels during multiple types of maintenance jobs
Delek US is a diversified downstream energy company with assets in petroleum refining, logistics, asphalt, renewable fuels and convenience store retailing
Ensuring a safe working environment and reducing work incidents in high-risk operations with changing processes and risk levels during multiple types of maintenance jobs.
I never would have thought having the Operations and Maintenance Supervisor as part of the actual permit would be good, but now with the new permit system, all parties are involved and knowledgeable.
Richard Smith, Safety Rep at Delek US
Delek US and GOARC worked together to define, design, develop, and implement a unique systemic digital solution that includes Permit to Work (PTW), job specific risk management, hazard identification, and establishment of safety protocols, combined in one system.
Based on real-time data integration for cumulative risk evaluation the innovative software solution identifies overlapping permits, safety hazards, and risk levels for dynamic work reallocation. The system supports a connected environment with 24/7 communication to enable optimal risk level evaluation, decision-making and management across workers and assets.
A single source provides full
, interactive visibility of all site activities and is accessible to everyone. The control screen shows all existing work permits, identified hazards, reported changes, and real-time status of employees and tasks in the field. The integrated technology combines all processes and data sources to provide a comprehensive and continuously updated picture for situational awareness and effective , proactive risk management.
The dynamic solution identifies the best and most effective workflow and signature authorization in real time and identifies issues, such as hazardous work conflict and overlapping permits to enable more effective work reallocation. The system delivers updated personalized and specific safety guidelines and notifications to workers.
Risk visualization and real-time synchronized safety and process-related controls in a connected environment enable informed and rapid decision-making.
The rollout of the new digital Permit to Work solution has improved accessibility of permits in a standard format, with real-time identification of permit conflicts and the ability to effectively suspend work and resolve issues, significantly reducing work incidents.
The cost-saving digital system shortens the time and labor required to issue each permit. The system enables efficiency capture during controlled plant shutdowns, maximizing safety performance and minimizing risk while leading to increasing production revenue.
The Delek Tyler refinery had challenging safety performance. Post roll-out, with the change in safety culture, the refinery achieved a record 1045 days without a single injury. The new system went live in September 2020 in the Delek El Dorado refinery and was successfully stress tested during the January 2021 turnaround.
17.6 min. average time to issue a digital permit
4,200+ permits written, approved and closed in Tyler refinery
450+ employees and 2000+ contractors trained on new system
Contractor labor savings and operational costs