Turnarounds, shutdowns and outages are significant events in the life of a facility. In most cases these heavily planned events take place over a turnaround cycle that spans many years. Turnarounds by the very nature of the quantity and difficulty of work being executed are highly stressful activities. Turnarounds require significant planning to assure that the work is completed safely, on schedule and within budget to ensuring long-term equipment reliability in a safe and environmentally sound manner. Planning for turnarounds, due to the complexity, is not something that is accomplished overnight. Typically, for large turnarounds, organizations will begin planning two years or more in advance of the actual execution. These planning activities involve gathering and validating scope, planning the actual work activity, hiring execution contractors and a long list of other details that need to be in place prior to execution to achieve success.
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