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Turnaround Management

Turnaround Management

5 days
This course is not scheduled.
Who should attend?


    • Engineers and staff (from maintenance, purchasing, project organization, and operation) involved in turnaround management for refining or petrochemical plants.


  • Proficiency
  • This course provides an overall strategy to achieve the main turnaround objectives: safety, deadline and budget compliance.
Learning Objectives
  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • list the various steps of turnaround preparation and execution,
  • be aware of the typical errors and pitfalls in a turnaround context,
  • recognize the conditions for successful turnaround management,
  • determine the best practices to deal with own turnaround, in order to optimize cost, duration and safety.
Course Content


1 day

  • Turnaround justification: local regulation, maintenance, projects, plant availability.
  • Turnaround frequency and objectives: schedule, safety compliance, duration and cost.
  • Typical data used for a turnaround: economic incentives, scope definition.
  • Steering committee, organization and Key Performance Indicators. Financial breakdown and cost estimate.


2 days

  • Detailed scope, work-list analysis.
  • Work preparation: tasks sequencing, procedures, long term material & spare parts orders.
  • Critical operation identification and preparation.
  • Scheduling: overview, detailed planning and milestones.
  • Safety plan - Logistics.
  • Scope challenge: internal and external review.
  • Team building techniques.
  • Contracting plan preparation: clear understanding of the different types of contracts: lump sum, reimbursable, unit rates. Purchasing plan.
  • Contracting procedure.


2 days

  • Planning and quality control.
  • Cost control activities during works.
  • Management of changes and contingencies.
  • Mechanical completion, commissioning and start-up activities: acceptances certificates - organization.
  • Unplanned and additional works management.
  • Reporting and turnaround assessment.
  • Occupational health and safety. Lock-out tag-out procedures.
  • Risks dealing with hot works, lifting, works at heights, scaffoldings, electrical, piping, high pressure cleaning, work in confined spaces.
  • Job safety analysis. Prevention plans and work permits: regulation, education, constraints. Responsibility of the personnel.
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  • Numerous applications and cases studies.
  • An interactive delivery method that draws on participants' experiences.
  • Trainees Mini-Projects based on a standard plant.