Shutdowns, Turnarounds, and Outages Seminar

Registration: US$ 975 per person
Group Discount Available
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A shutdown, turnaround, or outage can be the biggest and most complicated demand on maintenance resources. Modern project management methods can enable a maintenance professional to identify, plan, staff and coordinate the effort of hundreds of workers and their support equipment while minimizing downtime and costs. A review and demonstration of current project management software makes this seminar especially relevant for today's planner, outage, or turnaround manager. Also available as an On-Site session! Please contact us or call at 203-783-1582 for details.

Upcoming 2019 Open-Enrollment dates to be announced. To get on a waiting list send a note via our Contact Us form.

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Identifying Needed Work

  • Setting Up Shutdown Files
  • Backlog, PM, and PDM Record Review
  • Probing Equipment History
  • Identifying Pre-Shutdown Work
  • Checklists and Action Item Lists
  • Soliciting the Input
    – Shutdown Meeting Agenda
    – Structured Group Interviews
  • Identifying Start-up Activity
  • Compiling Identified Work

Defining the Scope of Work

  • Defining the Constraints
  • Establishing a Shutdown Budget
  • People Management
  • Prioritizing the Proposed Work
  • New Work – What’s Allowed?
  • Contract Work
    – Labor and Technical Support
    – Managing Off-site Work
  • Efficient Shift and Crew Schedules

Planning the Shutdown

  • Determining Lead Time Required for Successful Project Planning
  • The Shutdown Organization
    – Choosing the Manager
    – Building the Team
  • Planning and Estimating Jobs
  • Work Packages
  • Materials Management
    – Handling Lead Times and Staging
    – Working with the Storeroom
    – Logistics
  • Including Operations
    – Effective Use of Operations Personnel
    – Start-up Activities
  • Risk Management
    – Identifying the Risks
    – Qualifying the Risks
    – Risk Response
  • Accounting for Shutdown Costs

Shutdown Scheduling

  • Critical Path Scheduling
  • Resource Load Leveling
  • Dealing with Uncertainty in Job Estimates
  • A Maintenance CPM Exercise
  • Project Management Software
    – Review and Demonstration of Software Applications
  • Tracking Shutdown Materials
  • Coordinating Support Equipment


  • Shutdown Master Schedule
  • Developing Daily Schedules
  • Status Reports and Updates
  • Job Status Update
  • Shutdown Safety and OSHA Requirements


  • Project Review Meetings
  • Compliance to Schedule and Cost Review
  • Completed Work & Quality Review
  • Contractor Performance Review
  • Final Report Formats
  • The Shutdown File


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