Advanced Maintenance Shutdowns & Outages

Panarama of Puerto de Castellon -  industrial port  in  Castellon de la Plana in dawn.  Spain
18th - 20th July 2018 | Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Use proven methods for handling problems with difficult employees, vendors and contractors
  • Avoid pitfalls in decision-making and understand the legal side of shutdowns and planning
  • Develop a master checklist of everything to consider before the shutdown and when to consider it
  • Discover the elements and characteristics that make shutdowns and turnarounds unique so that they demand a different approach from other projects
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of your current shutdown effort and measure your shutdown efficiency by benchmarking with world-class shutdown strategies
  • Utilize tools and technology that can smoothen the process and create a backbone for effective plant maintenance and reliability
  • Reduce unnecessary cost incurred by properly planning, executing and closing your shutdown
  • Efficiently coordinate contractors and in-house staff to obtain an effective workflow
  • Master the latest best practices in planning, scheduling and CPM method
  • Utilize real-life case studies and exercises to apply and practice what you have learned during the course

Maintenance Shutdowns and Outages is one of the most challenging periods in the industry covering technical challenge, legislation, financial and logistical issues on a large scale, and this is before the consideration of people side with large teams to bring together and motivate. Shutdowns are the most costly and time-consuming of maintenance projects as these lead to loss of production and expenses involved. In reality, the risk on equipment reliability, production integrity and operation efficiency increase due to machinery failure and unscheduled outages. To avoid production delays and costly maintenance repairs, companies are striving to do the shutdown project as effective and efficiently as they can during the first time around.

Salvo Global’s 3-day intensive Masterclass on “Advanced Maintenance Shutdown and Outages” is a practical how-to guide in effectively managing the Shutdown and Outage operations. Delegates will master the foundation for implementing, measuring results and successfully applying today’s best practices for Shutdowns and Outages. In addition, delegates will be introduced to the proven Shutdown Master Checklist that Joel Levitt developed over the years and how to effectively utilize it for their shutdown planning and scheduling. This will serve as a foolproof plan for a successful Shutdown project.

After completing the masterclass, delegates will be able to:

  • Discern Giant checklists of everything to consider before the shutdown and when to consider it
  • Know how to prepare your own customized checklist so everything is remembered
  • Recognize when to say no to added work
  • Know when and how to use Gantt, CPM and PERT charts
  • Learn what documents to save and how to organize them
  • Know how to break a job into activities
  • Learn how to set up the shutdown team
  • Realize how to account for everything that goes into an outage or shutdown
  • Experience where to look for help on estimates
  • Find out what shifts structures to use and how much they really cost
  • Appreciate the checklist of specific safety risks to protect your workers
  • Manage how to control a shutdown
  • Learn how to pick project management software
  • Insure lessons learned are really learned
  • Know what to do if a shutdown has gotten into trouble
  • Calculate the critical path even if you don’t have software
  • Know which work orders you should work on first
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of your current shutdown effort
  • Effectively budget your next shutdown, turnaround or outage
  • Manage risk on any maintenance project
  • Learn from your mistakes and institutionalize lessons learned
  • Get the most from your existing Project Management software
  • Find free and low cost software for shutdowns
  • Set-up safety program for your shutdowns
  • Learn how to do a JSA for individual jobs

This course is designed for Managers, Superintendents, Supervisors, Engineers, Planners, Heads, Team Leaders, Inspectors, Contractors and Coordinators of:

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

From the following industries – but not limited to:

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

And all other industries that see leadership skills and physical asset management as a factor to business success such as facilities management and operations.

Delegates will receive the Extensive E-copy of Topic-related Reference and hard copies of classroom case studies and exercises.

The trainer is a top-notch trainer of maintenance professionals. He has personally trained over 20,000 managers and supervisors from over 3,000 organizations in 20+ countries in over 500 sessions. With over 35 years of training experience, He brings to the course a unique blend of real-world experience as a skilled electrician and computer technician and expert in high technology, psychology and organizational behavior. 98% of his training attendees rated his training very good or excellent.

He is the Founder and President of Springfield Resources (SRC), a company that designs and installs management systems in a wide variety of industries including airports, hospitals, high tech manufacturing, primary metal, mining, universities, school systems, military, government, etc. He has extensive experience in all facets of maintenance management, including preventive maintenance, inventory control, computerized maintenance, system design and system installation. He is accomplished in many aspects of maintenance, project and construction management. He specializes in Turnaround (Shutdown) Management and similar projects from concept through to on-site completion in Power Generation, Oil & Gas, Petrochemicals, Mining and Manufacturing industries. Additionally, he also assists clients in the resolution of Turnaround and Maintenance issues of various types such as contractor strategy, procurement process, project engineering, maintenance training, maintenance effectiveness, maintenance costing, project engineering, procedural failures and patterned thinking.

His major areas of expertise includes developing and delivering courses for both in-house and public courses on subjects such as Maintenance Planning & Scheduling, Turnaround Planning and Management, Lean Maintenance Fundamentals, Maintenance Management Systems and Documentation. He also assists clients to create centers of excellence for Turnarounds, Shutdown, Planning and Scheduling, Building Shutdown and Commissioning. Prior to SRC, he was a Senior Consultant at Computer Cost Control Corp. He assisted its president to design and market computerized maintenance management systems to organizations including FedEx, United Airlines, JFK Airport, BFI, etc. He had also designed, installed and serviced complete automation with rack control, accounting and inventory control for BP North Americas 30,000-barrel/day-oil terminal.

He designed the railroad fuel security and accounting system that was adopted by the American RR Association as the recommended standard. He has trained and consulted in India, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Columbia, Ecuador, Suriname, Dominica, UK, Netherlands, Hong Kong, Canada, Mexico, USA, Switzerland etc. The trainer has written many books on maintenance management and chapters of two other books. He has written over two dozens of articles for trade publications on maintenance topics.

The trainer has helped many notable organizations achieve improved performance through training and consulting advise. These include:

  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Abu Dhabi Airports Company
  • Abu Dhabi Gas Liquefaction Co.
  • Abu Dhabi Oil Company (ADCO)
  • AES Sonel Cameroon
  • Advanced Petrochemical Company
  • AVK Saudi Valves Manufacturing
  • American Water Works
  • Atlantic Liquefied Natural Gas
  • Arawak Cement
  • Borouge UAE
  • BP
  • Blue Circle
  • British American Tobacco
  • Brunei Shell
  • Chevron
  • Cisco
  • Coca Cola Bottlers
  • Conoco Phillips
  • Carigali PTTEPI Operating Company
  • Clariant Indonesia
  • Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority
  • Dubai Water
  • Dorsch Holdings
  • Emirates Airline
  • Emirates District Cooling
  • Emirates Transport Company
  • Emirati Oil
  • Esso Canada
  • Etihad Airways
  • General Electric
  • Gasco
  • Holcim
  • Harley Davidson
  • Indonesia Port Corporation
  • Indocement
  • International Breweries Plc
  • Iron Ore of Canada
  • Jebba Hydro Electric Plc
  • JGC
  • Jefferson University Hospital
  • Jakarta Tank Terminal
  • Lafarge Cement
  • Lego
  • Lockheed
  • Kaltim Prima Coal
  • Maáden-Alcoa
  • Kainji Hydro Electric
  • Kulim
  • Malaysia LNG
  • Merck
  • Newfoundland Hydro
  • Newcrest Mining
  • Nestoil
  • Pepsi
  • Petrochina International Company
  • Petronas
  • Petronas Penapisan
  • Philip Morris
  • Provast
  • Prince George Pulp and Paper
  • Philadelphia International Airport
  • Phu My BOT Power
  • Perusahan Gas Negara
  • Premier Oil
  • Perseus Mining
  • Pertamina Hulu Energy
  • PtBredero Shaw
  • Pt Perkebunan Nusantra X
  • Pt Energi Sengkang
  • Pt Pembangkitan Jawa Bali
  • Qatar Aluminum
  • Robert Bosch
  • Reynnolds Metal
  • Sabic
  • Sappi
  • Saipem
  • Saturn
  • Sampoerna
  • Sapura Acergy
  • Saudi Aramco
  • Scottish Power
  • Seattle Airport
  • Shell
  • Siemens
  • Singapore Refining Company
  • Smith International Gulf Services
  • Sony
  • South Deep Gold Mine
  • Soitec Microelectronics
  • Syncrude
  • Shell MDS
  • Toray Plastic
  • Tenaga Nasional Berhad
  • Teknik Janakuasa
  • Total Facilities Management
  • Tatweer Petroleum
  • US Army
  • US Navy
  • US Steel
  • Usibelli Coal
  • Volvo
  • Valero
  • Warri Refining & Petrochemical Company
  • Wyeth
  • Worthington Steel
  • Zambia Telecommunications
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