Identify and solve process problems.
In these situations, knowing the extent of problems and how to prioritize for responsive action is necessary. Most seasoned personnel know the first priority is safety, preventing injury to personnel and equipment. The second priority is keeping the facility running -- the plant needs the steam or things can get real expensive with lots of losses. The third priority usually is to keep costs at a minimum. Simple tools and techniques can be used to help you get a handle on identifying cost issues and how to improve them.