World-Class Shutdown, Turnaround and Outage Management

When organizations try to evaluate Shutdown objectives (finish on time, within budget, safely, with a fault free start up), they tend to analyze their performance too closely – so they don’t really know why they succeeded! If organizations fail to achieve one, some or all of their objectives hardly expose the underlying causes – so they don’t really find out why they failed. Attending the Advanced Turnaround Management Course will provide the opportunity to explore the underlying strategic mechanisms, levers and processes that shape a Turnaround, and will offer insights into why organizations sometimes succeed and sometimes fail. The course will also introduce new cutting edge concepts that can increase the chances of a smooth and efficient STO.

Due to current economic downturn, more and more companies are focusing on keeping the cost down while expecting their assets to run up to its critical limits. This will have a significant impact to the shutdown duration and increase downtime.

Delegates will be able to learn and rediscover latest industry best practices and techniques for STO. Other major areas of expertise that would be covered include:

  • Ingrain critical Turnaround capabilities through Model of Excellence
  • Building a framework for STO Success
  • Provide a framework for effective Turnaround execution
  • Improving cost management by utilizing the Rational Cost Model
  • Demonstrate the latest Challenge planning approaches to Turnarounds

Top Learning Objectives

  • Stimulate management participation and generate true empowerment using the Turnaround “Steering Group” strategic approach
  • Understand the “Ultimate Goal” for any company engaged in Plant Turnarounds
  • Improve your company’s performance on Shutdowns, Turnarounds and Outages by application of the processes taught in this course
  • Discover the elements and characteristics that make Plant Turnarounds unique so that they demand a different approach from other projects
  • Utilize the “Model of Excellence for Turnarounds” as a framework within which Turnarounds may be performed more effectively
  • Adopt “Challenge Planning” to ensure value for money from your company’s Turnaround planning methodology
  • Apply the “5T” Challenge Planning process to systematically reduce Turnaround durations
  • Learn how to apply the “Rational Cost Model” to improve Turnaround cost estimation and control
  • Streamline the company’s approach to Site Logistics in order to increase productivity on the Turnaround
  • Incorporate the principle of Continuous Improvement into your
    company’s Turnaround approach

Who Should Attend?

This course has been developed for Managers, Superintendents, Supervisors, Engineers, Planners, Heads, Team Leaders, Inspectors, Contractors and coordinators of:

  • Shutdown/ Turnaround
  • Maintenance
  • Planning
  • Scheduling
  • Engineering
  • Manufacturing
  • Production
  • Facilities
  • Cost Control
  • Reliability
  • Plant/ Project
  • Outage
  • Asset Management
  • Operations/ Audit
  • Safety

From industries including – but not limited to:

  • Oil & Gas
  • Consulting Engineering
  • Power
  • Mining
  • Utilities
  • Exploration and Production
  • Chemicals
  • Manufacturing
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Power Generation
  • Agriculture
  • Petrochemicals
  • Support Services

Trainer's Background

The trainer has over 35 years of experience in the field, and has become accomplished in many aspects of maintenance and project management, specializing in Shutdown/ Turnaround Management from initial concept through to on-site completion in the Power Generation, Oil and Gas, Chemical, Cement, Paper, Mining, Steel and Manufacturing industries.

For the last 15 years, the trainer has consulted with many clients to assist them in the resolution of Turnaround issues of various types including: setting up Shutdown Centers of Excellence, Turnaround (Project) Management, “Work scope to Work pack” process, Critical Path Compression, Contractor Strategy, Logistics, Shutdown Economics, Safety and Quality on Shutdowns, procedural failures and patterned thinking.

The trainer is the Author of the first ever book to be published on Shutdown, Turnaround and Outage Management. (Published by Elsevier – ISBN-13: 978-0-7506-6787-6).

He has executed 50+ Turnaround audits and supervised 250+ audits for different industries in over 24 countries. He also delivered both Public and In-plant Training for Shutdowns and Turnarounds in the UK, Ireland, Holland, Belgium, Russia, Uzbekistan, USA, Argentina, Colombia, Venezuela, South Africa, Tunisia, Iran, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Qatar, Dubai, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, India, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Australia and New Zealand.

Tom has created a Model of Excellence for Turnarounds/Shutdowns and the 5T Challenge Planning Process for Critical Path Compression.

  • Developing and delivering courses both in Universities (to MSc level) and on public courses on such subjects as Turnaround Planning and Management; Maintenance Fundamentals, Maintenance systems and Documentation, RCM Simplifi ed, Root Cause Failure Analysis and Effective Communications.
  • Creating formal Maintenance, Turnaround and Permit to Work procedures and training client personnel in-house from Board level to hourly paid workers
  • Training in Effective Communications (NLP)
  • Motivational speaking and empowerment of teams and work crews.

Event Details

13th – 15th May 2019
Accra, Ghana