Turnaround Management

E-learning This course can be adapted to virtual classroom mode

Who should attend?

  • This course provides an overall strategy to achieve the main turnaround objectives: safety, deadline and budget compliance.
Public :
  • Engineers and staff (from maintenance, purchasing, project organization, and operation) involved in turnaround management for refining or petrochemical plants.

Level : Proficiency

Course Content


      • 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.

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

      • 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.

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.

Ways & Means

  • Numerous applications and cases studies.
  • An interactive delivery method that draws on participants' experiences.
  • Trainees mini-projects based on a standard plant.
To French entities : IFP Training is QUALIOPI certified ; you may contact your OPCO about potential funding.
Please contact our disabled persons referent to check the accessibility of this training program : referent.handicap@ifptraining.com.