Comparing the Performance Evaluation Models of Gas Refineries using AHP and TOPSIS

Document Type : Original Article


Department of Environment, Faculty of Natural Resources, Bandar Abbas Branch, Islamic Azad University, Bandar Abbas, Iran



In order to fundamentally solve the critical environmental problems, macro and infrastructural perspectives of rational development should be designed in accordance with the rules of environmental protection. Constructing the proper performance measurement systems in every kind of otganizations has had the promising interest in university studies and many researchers have followed it. This research intends to compare and rank four evaluation performance models for using in gas refineris. To achieve a desired model in this study, the main method is grounded theory. The statistical population of research was created by 20 professionals and HSE managers of gas refineries who had experience and skills. The normal score was estimated on the basis of the weight obtained from AHP to apply the TOPSIS process and prioritize the models. The pairwise comparison matrix of four research models including the balanced scoring card, European foundation for quality management business excellence model, Iran national quality award, and environmental performance evaluation depicted that the geometric mean of the evaluation criteria includes the capablity to quantify qualitative data for environmental performance, facilitating, efficient impelementing, structuring, as well as mapping a roadmap of organization maturity to select an environmental performance estimated 1.22, 0.90, 0.95, and 0.96, respectively. Also, normal weights of these four criteria are estimated 0.3039423, 0.2242449, 0.2347026, and 0.2371102, respectively. The findings resulting from prioritizing the organization's environmental performance evaluation (EPE) models based on TOPSIS depicted that the suggested model with a relative proximity to 99% is the first priority of EPE for the gas refinery.


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