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ICTD International Centre for Training and Development

Practical Shutdown and Turnaround Management for Engineers and Managers

Available dates

Dec 22—26, 2019
5 days
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
USD 3300
USD 660 per day


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About the course

Planning and managing shutdowns, turnarounds and outages in the process plant environment is a complex and demanding function. If turnarounds are not properly planned, managed and controlled, companies run the risks of serious budget overruns, costly schedule delays and negative impacts on customers. In this program you will learn:

  • How to develop a Shutdown/Turnaround strategy
  • Management of all stages of the shutdown process
  • Develop the management plan, work plans, resource plans and budget
  • How to management related issues such as risk and safety

Learn to take control and not let equipment problems risk your production schedule. Don’t be afraid to schedule shutdowns and turnarounds - it’s a good preventive measure. There are many benefits of well planned and executed shutdowns and turnarounds; more proactive maintenance = less reactive or emergency maintenance.

Expertly plan your shutdowns and turnarounds, managing and controlling the risks of serious budget overturns and costly schedule delays while maintaining the quality of the work being performed

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, the delegates will be able to:

  • Enhance the company’s turnaround management capabilities, and to ensure a team approach in the planning and execution of plant shutdowns and turnarounds
  • Provide a comprehensive understanding of effective turnaround management techniques and implementation
  • Create awareness of planning methods and an integrated organizational approach in the execution of successful turnarounds
  • Incorporate latest developments in turnaround planning and management techniques and emerging industry trends
  • Develop an action plan to improve their own turnaround management techniques
  • Have a much clearer understanding of their own and every other team members role in ensuring a successful turnaround
  • Develop key risk based project management principals and clearly define the role of Quality Control in shutdown or turnaround management
  • Clearly define, develop and control the scope of a shutdown or turnaround
  • Effectively plan your shutdown utilizing flowcharting techniques and Gantt charts to map out shutdown activities, i.e. define milestones, predecessors and successor relationships
  • Apply critical path to ensure your shutdown runs on time and on budget managing the major shutdown variables, constraints and risks during the implementation phase
  • Manage your suppliers and contractors effectively
  • Learn performance measurement and how to track your shutdown success

Course Outline

Day 1

The Role of Maintenance Shutdowns and Turnarounds in World-class Organizations

  • How shutdowns and turnarounds can contribute to the business
  • Key success factors
  • The three critical paths of shutdowns and turnarounds
  • The difference between shutdowns and turnarounds and projects
  • Shutdown and turnaround return on investment
  • Shutdown and turnaround management self-assessment
  • The shutdown and turnaround phases
  • Reasons for shutdowns and turnarounds
  • Success Factors

Day 2

Shutdown/Turnaround Preparation

  • Risk management
  • Justification requirements
  • Communications to stakeholders
  • Shutdown roles and organization
  • RASCI matrix for shutdown
  • Preparation critical success factors
  • Identify routine PM to be included in scope
  • Identify routine condition based tasks to be performed prior to shutdown and turnaround
  • Identify function testing to be performed at conclusion of shutdown and turnaround

Day 3

Shutdown/Turnaround Preparation continued

  • Apply CBM and degradation analysis to create scope visibility
  • Apply notification process to manage create scope visibility
  • Apply risk-based task selection methods to priorities and challenge scope
  • Review, approve, communicate and freeze the scope
  • The critical outcomes of planning
  • The 5 Ms of maintenance work quality
  • Job analysis and scoping
  • Estimating
  • Risk and contingency planning
  • The use of planning templates
  • Work breakdown structure

Day 4

Shutdown and Turnaround Schedule

  • Terms and concepts of scheduling
  • Network display methods
  • Apply CPM
  • Identify resource constraints
  • Resource requirements based on CPM
  • Resource smoothing
  • Resource balancing
  • Optimized resource profile
  • Shutdown and turnaround budgets
  • Assign Shutdown Work - In-house and Contractors
  • Types of contractors
  • Types of contracts and criteria for selection
  • Risks associated with the use of contractors
  • Benefits of using contractors on shutdowns
  • Staying in control of the contractor

Day 5

Shutdown and Turnaround, Execution Control and Review

  • The shutdown package
  • Shutdown quality control
  • Shift schedules
  • Preparing equipment for the shutdown
  • Daily schedules
  • Dealing with emergent and additional Work
  • Control data
  • Status accounting
  • Control the Shutdown
  • S-curves
  • Earned-value
  • Shutdown performance indicators
  • Shutdown and turnaround review meeting agenda
  • Why shutdowns fail
  • Problems in shutdowns and their origins
  • Start-up and commissioning
  • Shutdown close-out reporting and review
  • Shutdown closing out report
  • Shutdown closing out review
  • Overview of computerized tools

Assign Shutdown Work - In-house and Contractors

  • Types of contractors
  • Types of contracts and criteria for selection
  • Risks associated with the use of contractors
  • Benefits of using contractors on shutdowns
  • Staying in control of the contractor

Course Methodology

A variety of methodologies will be used during the course that includes:

  • (30%) Based on Case Studies
  • (30%) Techniques
  • (30%) Role Play
  • (10%) Concepts
  • Pre-test and Post-test
  • Variety of Learning Methods
  • Lectures
  • Case Studies and Self Questionaires
  • Group Work
  • Discussion
  • Presentation

Who should attend

This course would undoubtedly be of immense value and interest to shutdown or turnaround professionals and engineers, planning/scheduling and cost control staff, construction superintendents and supervisors, operations shutdown/outage coordinators, project engineers and contract administrators, participation from inspection, materials, safety and maintenance engineering is also encouraged.

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