Dallas, Texas – August 19, 2019 – HSB Solomon Associates LLC (Solomon), the leading performance improvement company for the global energy industry, is proud to announce the launch of the Worldwide Desalination Plant Performance Analysis (Desalination Study), which offers benchmarking for desalination facilities. The key performance indicators that Solomon has developed and refined over the last four decades for energy-related industry operations are particularly well-suited for desalination operations.

Solomon’s President and CEO Charles Reith said, “Solomon is about enabling client success and improving their bottom line by providing data-driven insights and expert guidance. As desalination needs across the world continue to increase, the initiation of the new Desalination Study is a much-needed tool across the industry to help maximize efficiency and profitability. The proven methodologies that Solomon uses are an excellent and natural fit for benchmarking desalination facilities and helping companies achieve operational excellence.”

The desalination process, the removal of salt from seawater or brackish water, has become increasingly more important worldwide to meet water demand for human consumption, industrial use, and irrigation. There are more than 18,000 desalination plants worldwide producing over 86 million cubic meters per day (M m³/d). This amount is expected to double in the next 15 years.

Regardless of the technology used, desalination processes are power intensive. Most desalination facilities are located adjacent to power generation facilities designed to supply the related energy needs. Initial interest in the Desalination Study has been strong, primarily with companies already familiar with Solomon’s Worldwide Power Generation Performance Analysis (Power Study) and the value of benchmarking industrial facilities.

Solomon helps clients pursue operational excellence by increasing efficiency, reliability, and profitability through in-depth data collection, review and analysis, and advisory solutions. The solutions go across the energy value chain—including upstream oil and gas production, pipelines and terminals, downstream refining and chemical manufacturing, and power generation.

About Solomon Associates

HSB Solomon Associates LLC (Solomon) is the leading performance improvement company for the global energy industry. Solomon’s benchmarking and consulting solutions help customers across the energy value chain achieve operational excellence by increasing efficiency, reliability, and profitability. Solomon also provides forecasting and advice on the North American gas market. Solomon’s proprietary analytics uniquely transform data into insight for making better business decisions. Based in Dallas, TX USA, Solomon is part of the Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company (HSB).