Sludge. Let’s talk about sludge.

Sludge is a well-known issue in the oil & gas and chemicals industries. It is a nuisance, clogging up equipment, causing process inefficiencies and unwanted downtime. And then there are the disposal costs to consider.

Sludge is the enemy of smooth and stable operations. Ask any oil & gas or chemicals company and they will have some problem or challenge in dealing with sludge.

As well as this troublesome industrial sludge, there is also sludge in our day-to-day work environment. What do we mean by this?

Sludge* is defined as a process, system or work method that is inefficient, wasteful or value-killing. Examples of sludge are:

It's no surprise that we do not like sludge. We aim to seek it out and eliminate it where possible, just like those Ghostbuster guys. Whatever the situation, such as delivering a project for a client, or improving an internal business workflow, we see every day as an opportunity to sludge-bust.

Over the last 7 years we have busted a lot of sludge and look forward to continuing this.

Do you need assistance with sludge-busting in your process facility or project? If so, please feel free to be in touch:

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*Sludge is a concept created by Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein, read about it in their book Nudge: The Final Edition.


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