Friday, December 18, 2020

Process Plants Shutdown and Turnaround Management by Trinath Sahoo

 Process Plants Shutdown and Turnaround Management by Trinath Sahoo

Content : 

1. Introduction
2. Initiating the Turnaround 
3. Planning
4. Estimating
5. Shutdown Contract Management 
6. Shutdown Organization
7. Executing the Shutdown 
8. Preshutdown Job
9. Inspection of Equipment
10. Shutdown Safety
11. Communication Package
12. Shutdown Control
13. Quality Plan
14. Risk in Shutdown
15. Joint Integrity
16. Commissioning
17. Postshutdown Review 
18. Performance


This book is the culmination of the 20 years of experience I have gained in different aspects of shutdowns and turnarounds It describes the process of managing shutdowns and turnarounds effectively in process plants and will be useful for planners, executors, plant managers, and decision makers  useful for planners, executors, plant managers, and decision makers From the traditional viewpoint, operational shutdowns and turnarounds are maintenance and engineering events This simplistic view is held by many organizations.
 A more realistic and holistic perspective, however, recognizes that the impact and scope of shutdown turnaround outages (STOs) extend far beyond the maintenance and engineering functions STOs can command significant capital and operating budgets They attract the attention of shareholders and boards of directors and impact inventory supply chains and customer relationships They are, therefore, whole business events, not simply function-specific ones STOs involve both planned and unplanned activities resulting from inspection of a machine that is not accessible or visible during normal operation The potential for identifying previously unforeseen work requirements discovered during inspection that must be performed within the defined time constraints of the STO adds rapid troubleshooting and decision-making capabilities The success of the shutdown lies in completing it in the shortest possible time without cost over run and without any safety incident. 

This book provides a complete step-by-step guide for managing shutdowns and turnarounds in process plants It covers all phases of shutdowns and turnarounds, including initiation, planning, executing, controlling, and closing It also covers many other aspects of shutdowns and turnaround
management including performance evaluation and how to make it lean Though I have vast experience in the field, I am still learning from managers and practitioners who actually plan and execute shutdown jobs, and any comments on improving the book would be welcome.


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