Complete planning for maintenance turnarounds will ensure success

Plant turnaround is no longer a single occurrence that is the responsibility of the maintenance department. Organizations readily accept the need for multifunctional teams responsible for the planning process, as well as the need to follow a business work process during turnaround planning and execution.Defining the work process, however, can be a challenge. Many organizations have adapted a generic process and applied it to the local environment. In theory and, fortunately, in practice, a good generic process is suitable for overhauling different types of plants and equipment, irrespective of industry.Simply classifying turnarounds as ‘other projects‘ is a common mistake. The...

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