Ref No: MN 102 Program Name: Shutdowns & Turnarounds Management

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22 May 2023 26 May 2023 Dubai, UAE $ 4,750Registration Closed
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Planning and managing shutdowns and turnarounds in the process plant environment are 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 course 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

This course has been developed to specifically respond to the need to help organizations meet their shutdown and turnaround goals. A combination of extensive hands-on experience in turnaround planning and execution, input from turnaround teams, and emerging industry trends were blended together to establish best practice turnaround management approaches.

 Learning Objectives:

 On successful completion of this course the participants 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
  • Examine and review the planning & operation systems and procedures adopted for process plant and startup shutdown.
  • Discuss the risks associated with process plant startup and shutdown and the applicable safety procedures to be followed
  • Provide a general understanding of the Shutdown Management System process and why it is important.  Additionally, present a set of expectations that have to be reinforced by the leadership:
    • Overview of the SdMS gated process
    • Expectations and Deliverables
    • Measurement of Shutdown Performance
  • How to develop a Shutdown/Turnaround strategy
  • Management of all stages of the shutdown process
  • Acquire relevant knowledge in all aspects of shutdown and turnaround management
  • Have improved self-esteem, confidence and a fresh outlook from exposure to quality training
  • How to manage related issues such as risk and safety
  • 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
  • Be able analyze, compile and communicate the initial scope and estimates with confidence
  • Have a better understanding of how the shutdown/turnaround must support the current objectives of the organization and plan accordingly
  • Be able to recognize shortcomings in the current way of planning and scheduling and being able to actively contribute to improvement
  • Develop the management plan, work plans, resource plans and budget

 Target Audience

  •  Shutdown or turnaround professionals and coordinators
  • 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

 Training Methodology

Shutdowns and Turnarounds Management is a hands-on, stimulating learning experience. The course will be highly interactive, with opportunities to advance your opinions and ideas. Participation is encouraged in a supportive environment.

To ensure the concepts introduced during the course are understood, they will be reinforced through a mix of learning methods, including lecture style presentation, open discussion, case studies and group work.

 Program Content

 Day 1 – Introduction to Shutdowns and Turnarounds

  • Introduction to Shut down and Turnaround Management
  • The Shutdown Management Process
  • Organization and Roles

 Day 2 – Shutdown/Turnaround Preparation

  • Plant Shutdown and Preparation for Maintenance
  • Scope of Work Development and Work Breakdown Structures
  • Preparation and Execution Issues
  • Logistics, infrastructure and materials management

 Day 3 – Shutdowns/Turnaround Planning Techniques

  • Developing Shutdown and Turnaround Plans
  • The Critical Path Planning Method
  • “Short Cut” Planning Methods
  • Developing the overall Shutdown Plan

 Day 4 – Progress Monitoring and Control

  • Progress Monitoring
  • Budgeting and Cost Control
  • Earned Value, Earned Hours and Key Performance Indicators
  • Finalization, Post-Audit and Improvement planning
  • Contractors and Contractor Management
  • Managing Safety

 Day 5 – Safety, Quality and Risk Management

  • Managing Safety and Quality
  • Risk Management
  • Overview of Computerized Tools organization.
  • Conclusion

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