Practical Shutdown and Turnaround Management

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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 seminar, you will learn:

•   How to develop a practical shutdown 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

By the end of this course, delegates will be able to: 

  • 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 organisational approach in the execution of successful turnarounds
  • Develop an action plan to improve their own shutdown management techniques
  • Have a much clearer understanding of their own and every other team members role in ensuring a successful turnaround

The course would undoubtedly be of immense value and interest to: 

  • 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

Day One: Couplings - Types, Application & Operation

  • Classification & Application of Couplings
  • Characteristics of Rigid Couplings
  • Characteristics of Flexible Couplings
  • Selection of Parameters of Couplings for Pumps & Compressors and Turbines
  • Advantages & Disadvantages of Different Types


Day Two: Couplings - Installation, Maintenance & Troubleshooting

  • Installation Best Practices & Safety Issues
  • Coupling Inspection in Operation
  • Vibration Monitoring and Analysis
  • Preventive Maintenance & Condition Monitoring
  • Failure Prevention & Troubleshooting


Day Three: Shaft Alignment Basics

  • Need for shaft alignment
  • Effects of shaft misalignment
  • Types of misalignment: offset and angularity
  • Measuring techniques
  • Rim and face alignment method: TIR determination


Day Four: Alignment Measurement Methods

  • Reverse dial methodology
  • Correcting misalignment: foundation and soft foot
  • Thermal growth determination
  • Laser optic technique
  • Misalignment detected by vibration monitoring


Day Five: Effect of Misalignment on Bearings & Seals

  • Effect of misalignment of bearings
  • Vibration monitoring results as indication of misalignment
  • Effect of misalignment on seals of pumps and compressors
  • Leakage control & prevention
  • Summary and conclusions
  • All lectures are in colorful presentation
  • All lectures are interspersed with interactive discussion
  • All lectures include group discussion, case history and exercises
  • Actual major incidents as well as industry experience are reviewed
  • Participants receive a multicolor course manual
  • Pictures of real incidents and case history are shown
  • Videos on the subject are shown

09:00 to 15:00