Managing Efficient Shutdown

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  • Fees : 2900 $
  • Date 01 Sep 2019
  • Location Abu Dhabi, English





Course Introduction:


A major event and project in the Plant or Refinery ‘Life Cycle, is the Shutdown   processes which are imperative for Safe and Efficient Operations.


A carefully and effectively plant shutdown will improve team effectiveness,

efficiency, safety and respect to the environment while an ill planned or one

that is allowed to happen can be disastrous in all respects.


This course seminar is designed to give guidance to all Start Up and Turnaround

Team members and includes the Prior checks and the series of executable

systems to ensure the procedure is carried out implicitly.


Course Outcome Objectives:


At the end of the training delegates will be able to:


Describe factors influencing Shutdowns (S/D) plans e.g. planned and

     Preventive Maintenance.

Prepare, Coordinate and Execute S/D event

Effective and Team Member of a S/D event

Manage shutdown time schedules

Predictive and Preventative Scheduling

Manage cost

Manage risk

Manage materials and equipment

Manage human resources including contractor staff

Produce Efficient and Effective Reports

Understand the various software availability for Shutdowns event


Course Duration: Five Days


Who is the Course intended for:


Maintenance Managers and staff, Maintenance and Shutdown Planners and

Schedulers, Process and Plant Engineers. Reliability Managers and Team

Members will also benefit.


Course Outline of Contents:


Day One:

*      Course Introductions

*      Fundamentals of Plant Shutdowns

*      Statement of Policy, Effects and Consequences , Verification, Suitability Test

*      Emergency Shutdowns ESD

*      Reliability, Availability, Overall Equipment Effectiveness, “Kaizen”,

*      Preventive, Predictive, Failure Modes.

*      Identifying the work requirements – shutdown backlog, Preventive

*      Maintenance and Predictive Maintenance list reviews.


Day Two:


*      Probing Equipment History and aiming at the necessary modifications

and continuous improvement

*      Risk Management, Identifying the Risks and Qualifying Risk Response

*       Identifying pre-shutdown work

*      Shutdown Meeting – initial shutdown work list – establishing the

constraints, timing, scope, budget, labour and technical support, priorities.

*      Plant Shutdown Long Term Strategy

*      Planning the Shutdown – Planning thoughts – Planning Basics

*      Critical Path Planning – Critical Path on a Time Basis – Critical Path,

*      Float, Free Float, Independent Float, Significance of Float , Slack,


Day Three:


*      Earliest event Time, Latest Event Time. Total Shutdown Time.

*      Scheduling & Organising

*      Controlling

*      Time estimating Tips


  • Planning and Organising Tools:


*      Resource Allocation and Levelling, Smoothing the Load

*      Dealing with Uncertainty

*      The Gantt Chart


Project Duration and Cost

Sound Cost Control, Tracking Shutdown Costs, Cash Outflow










Day Four:


*      Envelope

*      The Shutdown Organization

*      Contractors and Contracts

*      Materials Management

*      Coordinating Support Equipment

*      Communications

*      Health & Safety Audit

*      Executing Shutdowns

*      Daily Schedules, Updating Job Status




Day Five:


*      Review and Progress Meetings

*      Planning Computer CMMS & Software


Group Case Studies

Group Exercises & Discussions

Course Review, Evaluation & Summary



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