Equipment, Facilities and Maintenance > Effective Plant Turnaround Management

About this Training Course

Turnarounds are complex projects that have a substantial impact on business performance. It is imperative that Turnarounds are effectively planned and executed, especially in continuous process industries such as Oil, Gas and Chemicals. Turnarounds are more than merely technical events carried out by the maintenance function. They are an integral part of any company’s business strategy.

This highly complex, hazardous and, at times, technically difficult undertaking that affects so many companies and engages so many people at all levels of the company, is one critical activity within a life-cycle of plant. Compared with the wealth of information available on general maintenance subjects, much of what does exist seems to be built around planning and scheduling and tend to ignore the business approach to Turnarounds.

The purpose of the course is to present a Model of Excellence for Turnarounds that has been developed and refined over a 30-year period by many hundreds of people working in different industries around the world.

Participants will have the option to sit for a short exam on the final day of the course to gain a Certificate in Effective Plant Turnaround Management.

This practical-focused masterclass will teach you the practical skills to:

  • Justify and execute a strategic and structured plant turnaround plan
  • Create a maintenance contracting model that ensure continuous commitment to project goals and timelines
  • Implement key strategies to ensure safety, quality and reliability throughout the shutdown
  • Acquire best practice plant management and execution techniques to drive high performance and achieve optimal productivity

This Masterclass has been researched and developed for Managers, Superintendents, Supervisors, Engineers, Planners, Team Leaders and Coordinators of Shutdown & Turnarounds, Maintenance, Engineering, Operations, Health & Safety, Reliability, Plant Outage and Asset Management.

The course will consist of direct teaching of principles, case studies, free discussion of issues and workshops to give hands on experience of the elements of Turnarounds.

Your expert course leader is an award-winning consultant and trainer with 30 years’ experience in maintenance and reliability improvement. He has worked across five continents, in a wide variety of environments from the world’s largest oil refinery to a small drinks production line. He has 10 years of maintenance management experience in the process industry, so he brings a very practical approach to training. He moved into consulting with ABB Eutech as their global maintenance specialist where he led maintenance and reliability best practice panels, delivered a wide range of maintenance improvement projects and trained other consultants.

He focused on maintenance and reliability improvement and developed a range of maintenance “models of excellence” with inputs from authors, international lecturers and some of the world’s leading consultants and operators. His work has been recognised as being at the leading edge of industry best practice, winning independent awards such as the UK Chemical Industries Association “Excellence in Engineering” award.

He remains close to the industry as a respected specialist helping operating companies to achieve changes in performance. This ongoing field work enables him to continue to refine and extend best practice and the learning from this is continually fed into his training.

His unique experience of facilitating two major turnarounds when the Coronavirus escalated into lockdown have given him a unique insight into how events of this type can disrupt maintenance. Moreover, his involvement in developing management processes and leading a Coronavirus response on a major industrial asset means he can talk with direct experience about how to cope and innovate in this global pandemic.

He is also the expert course leader for the following courses offered by PetroEdge:

  • Maintenance and Reliability Masterclass
  • Maintenance Planning, Scheduling & Control
  • Advanced Turnaround, Shutdown and Outage Management
  • Preventive and Predictive Maintenance

To further optimise your learning experience from our courses, we also offer individualized “One to One” coaching support for 2 hours post training. We can help improve your competence in your chosen area of interest, based on your learning needs and available hours. This is a great opportunity to improve your capability and confidence in a particular area of expertise. It will be delivered over a secure video conference call by one of our senior trainers. They will work with you to create a tailor-made coaching program that will help you achieve your goals faster.
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