Practical Shutdown & Turnaround Management for Engineers and Managers

 

THE WORKSHOP

The engineering world is littered with examples of poor shutdowns with massive overruns in costs and problems in resource planning. Performing an effective shutdown is an example of applying many of the principles of good project management with some important exceptions which are outlined in the workshop. This workshop gives you an excellent review of shutdown management from the perspective of someone who has done it from the trenches. There are many case studies of successful shutdown projects to ensure that you get the latest and most up to date information to successfully apply to your next project no matter what position you hold.

 

WHAT IS INCLUDED?

  • Receive a certificate of attendance in support of your continuing professional commitment
  • All workshops include the associated hardcopy technical manual
  • Printed workshop handouts
  • Lunch and refreshments
  • Interact and network with workshop attendees and experienced instructors
  • Practical, industry driven content to assist you in your continuing professional development (CPD)
  • Attendees automatically become IDC subscribers and receive exclusive deals and technical content every month

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • Construction superintendents
  • Cost control staff
  • Engineering professionals
  • Maintenance planning managers
  • Maintenance/supervisory managers
  • Project engineers
  • Project team members in:
    • Manufacturing, process industries, research and development, utilities, local authorities
    • Shutdown managers and coordinators
    • Technical personnel

 

CONTENT SUMMARY

FUNDAMENTALS OF SHUTDOWNS AND TURNAROUNDS

  • Overview and introduction
  • Structure of shutdown plan
  • Critical ingredients of good shutdown management
  • Typical problems
  • Coordination issues
  • Success stories
  • Not so successful stories

PLANNING AND SCHEDULING

  • Management plan and procedures
  • Scheduling maintenance activities
  • Monitoring and control techniques
  • Backlog management techniques
  • Planning for the shutdown
    • People
    • Materials
    • Work permits and isolation
  • The actual shutdown
    • Implementation
    • Test and acceptance
    • Variations to contract
    • Progress reviews and deadlines
    • Tracking of work
    • Controlling time and costs
  • Post shutdown
    • Reporting systems
    • Review of reports
    • Audit of work done
    • Punchlists

MAINTENANCE CONCEPTS

  • Measurement and improvement of maintenance performance
  • Maintenance audits

HUMAN RESOURCES

  • Management of contractors and incentives
  • Management of claims
  • Variations to claims
  • Liaison between teams
  • Organisational charts
  • Motivation and team building
  • Training of contractors
  • Quality control of human resources

MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT PLANNING

  • Definition of equipment and materials
  • Interfaces between different equipment packages
  • Long lead times
  • Off site construction and suppliers
  • Variations to scope

PRINCIPLES OF ENGINEERING PROJECT MANAGEMENT FOR SHUTDOWNS

  • Overview of the project environment
  • Project life cycle and phases
  • Project organisations
  • Project definitions
    Case study: An exercise in developing a work breakdown structure

TIME MANAGEMENT OF SHUTDOWNS

  • Critical path method of schedule analysis
  • Precedence method of schedule analysis
  • Presentation of the schedules
  • Resource analysis
  • Monitoring and reporting achieved progress
  • Selection of software
    Case study: Application of the precedence method analysis technique

COST MANAGEMENT OF SHUTDOWNS

  • Cost estimation
  • Budget preparation
  • Financial control
  • Change control
  • Cost reporting
  • Value management
    Case study: Preparation of a project cost report

RISK MANAGEMENT OF SHUTDOWNS

  • Risk management defined
  • Risk identification
  • Risk analysis
  • Risk management responses

QUALITY IN SHUTDOWN MANAGEMENT

  • Definition of quality and management
  • Quality program
  • Project quality assurance
  • Quality procedures
  • ISO 9000

INTRODUCTION TO CONTRACT LAW ON SHUTDOWNS

  • Legal system
  • Essential elements of contracts
  • Factors destroying the legal force of contracts
  • Termination of contracts
  • Breach of contracts
  • Liquidated damages
  • Techniques to ensure completion of shutdown contracts without “going legal”

PROJECT PLANNING SESSION

Work in teams to develop and document an outline project plan for a defined shutdown project

CASE STUDIES

  • Manufacturing plant
  • Offshore platform
  • Oil refinery
  • Power plant

CONCLUSION

  • After the shutdown – continuous improvement
  • Elimination of problems and bottlenecks
  • Planning the next shutdown – retaining data

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