For many organisations, planned Shutdowns, Turnarounds or Outages are a necessary fact of life. Mandatory inspections, major maintenance, overhauls and engineering projects often require downtime of asset systems. But shutting down process plant or utilities is very costly, both in terms of labour and materials and in lost service or productivity. There are also risks associated with such critical or complex work and in starting the asset systems up again afterwards. In some cases, organisations are caught in a vicious circle; they have work to do, therefore need a shutdown – but also, because a shutdown is planned, work is proposed to make use of the opportunity.
Many organisations focus great attention on planning and executing work in each shutdown. But determining what to do in the first place (scope) and when (shutdown timing or intervals) is a very big and underdeveloped competency – indeed it can be a game changer. This workshop will show how organisations can make such decisions with full, quantified justification in terms of costs, risks and performance. We will show how this is done with real case studies, many of which show multi-million $$ savings and big reductions (20-50%) in planned downtime. So if your organisation has shutdowns or turnarounds, this workshop will show you how you can right-size the scope and timings.