The shutting down and start up phases of a turnaround are critical to the success or failure of the event and as such must be planned and prepared in as much detail as the mechanical phase.
There comes a point in each area of the turnaround at which most tasks have been completed and the systems may be handed back to operations for start up. This is a critical transition phase and if not properly controlled, time, money and effort can be wasted. Although it may seem to the casual observer that the start up of the plant is simply the reverse of the shutdown, Depending upon the type of plant, the start up process can last anything from a few hours to many days. Whatever the length of time, the handover must be done effectively. The operations team must control the start up in the same way as the shutdown and engineering work.
The Course is the product of over 30 years of practice by turnaround professionals working in different industries in many countries around the globe and its principles are embodied in the “ Model of Excellence for Turnarounds” that forms the central pillar of the workshop.
Eric is an acknowledge expert in the field of Turnaround Management who has worked and consulted internationally. He is accomplished in many aspects of maintenance, projects, construction and turnaround management. He has specialised in managing turnarounds and similar projects from concept through to completion in a wide range of industries including Nuclear, Offshore, Petrochemical, Refining and Manufacturing.
Other major areas of expertise include writing project, maintenance and turnaround methodologies, auditing and benchmarking maintenance and turnaround projects and training client personnel in house from board level to hourly paid workers. He has trained, consulted and worked with international clients in UK, Europe, USA, Chile, Australia, South Africa, Singapore, Malaysia, Georgia, Bahrain, Thailand, Indonesia, Turkey, Abu Dhabi, Doha, Saudi Arabia, Oman and Trinidad & Tobago. Read More…