Turnaround Excellence - Key Success Factors

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 4, 2012 - 12:00am

Turnaround Excellence is more than a state of being… it is a journey. Achieving and sustaining excellence is wholly dependent on a site approach of shared accountability towards Turnaround Excellence and must be a continually improving process. Starting well in advance of “feed out”, a long range plan must be established that optimizes business economics with turnaround interval, duration, and upstream/downstream interfaces. This strategic plan provides the framework for the development of a Turnaround Premise, which in essence is a performance contract between the business and the facility (or asset team). The Turnaround Premise defines the key parameters of turnaround success as well as expectations for achieving a state of optimum turnaround readiness.

In this technical paper, a compelling case will be presented for aggressively driving towards an optimum state of readiness by showing industry data relationships between turnaround readiness and outcomes. The paper will describe the preparation practices that are critical for achieving optimal readiness. The paper will also focus particular attention to the key deliverables and interfaces of operations, maintenance and reliability plant personnel in the context of turnaround excellence.

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