World-class Shutdown, Turnaround and Outage Management

The planning, preparation and execution of a turnaround is a complex undertaking that demands an effective strategy, a high degree of control and great attention to detail. It also requires a profound understanding of the critical elements that go to make up a turnaround and the drivers and constraints that shape the event. This requires involvement of every level of the company from senior management who set the framework for the event through to the craft personnel who perform the actual work

The shutting down and start up phases of a turnaround are critical to the success or failure of the event and as such must be planned and prepared in as much detail as the mechanical phase.

There comes a point in each area of the turnaround at which most tasks have been completed and the systems may be handed back to operations for startup. This is a critical transition phase and if not properly controlled, time, money and effort can be wasted. Although it may seem to the casual observer that the startup of the plant is simply the reverse of the shutdown, depending upon the type of plant, the startup process can last anything from a few hours to many days. Whatever the length of time, the handover must be done effectively. The operations team must control the start up in the same way as the shutdown and engineering work.

The Course is the product of over 30 years of practice by turnaround professionals working in different industries in many countries around the globe and its principles are embodied in the “Model of Excellence for Turnarounds” that forms the central pillar of the workshop.

The basic principles of the methodology is:

There are only two types of work on a turnaround, routine and unexpected.  If the routine is under control there is time to deal with the unexpected but if the routine becomes unexpected the unexpected may become catastrophic”.

Each module offers a practical approach with exercises and examples that draw out and develop participants learning and experience in addition to that offered by the workshop.

Top Learning Objectives

  • Enhance the company’s strategic Turnaround capabilities
  • Improve the company’s approach to planning and scheduling
  • Provide a framework for effective turnaround execution
  • Highlight the unique safety requirements of turnarounds
  • Foster the “one team” approach to turnarounds
  • Ensure a safe and orderly transfer from Turnaround phase to Start-up phase
  • Provide a comprehensive knowledge base for turnarounds
  • Demonstrate the latest planning techniques for turnarounds
  • 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
  • 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

Trainer's Background

The trainer began his career managing his own UK engineering Contractor Company and during that time gained a lot of experience in how to liaise effectively with large plant Operators. Following work on the development of the UK North Sea Oil and Gas resources he moved to ICI, one of the World’s most progressive chemical manufacturing companies, as a Turnaround Manager with the Engineering Overhaul Group. This Group managed Turnarounds for all the ICI’s UK bulk chemical and refining Installations from 1986 onwards. Close interest from overseas Plants led to him managing 10 or more turnarounds in Malaysia and becoming the Turnaround Advisor for major Plants in Chile, New Zealand and once more in the UK.

He has a unique experience of the Turnaround process and the differing requirements of the Plant Operator, the Engineering Planning & Resource allocation and the most cost-effective methods of using supplementary Contractor Resources in these high intensity tasks. He has been involved with Turnaround Training for the last 10 years.

Some of the organizations that have benefited from his courses include:

  • ICI UK
  • BP UK
  • AMEC Turnaround Group
  • Shell Philippines
  • Methanex Chile
  • Methanex New Zealand
  • Huntsman Chemicals
  • British Nuclear Fuels
  • Petronas Malaysia
  • Sabic
  • Oman Methanol
  • Oryx Qatar
  • BASF
  • DuPont
  • Ghana Power & Mining
  • Tengiz Oil Kazakhstan
  • Shell Singapore (Rotary Engineering)
  • Atlantic Methanol Equatorial Guinea
  • Noble Energy Equatorial Guinea
  • British Steel
  • ConocoPhillips

Event Details

Online Workshop