Process Plants: Shutdown and Turnaround Management

Trinath Sahoo

November 22, 2017 by CRC Press
Reference - 406 Pages - 4 Color & 59 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138077508 - CAT# K34313


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    • Focuses on the methodology of turnaround maintenance
    • Uses numerous case studies to address key turnaround aspects, including planning, safety, execution, and quality control
    • Helps readers optimize management of different types of shutdown
    • Fills the gap in practical literature on plant turnaround management in engineering environments
    • Serves as a text for a shutdown management course (asset management and maintenance engineering), or as a practical reference for professionals


    In the process industry, shutdown and turnaround costs are responsible for an excessive amount of maintenance expenses. Process Plants: Shutdown and Turnaround Management explores various types of shutdowns, presents recommendations for better management, and offers feasible solutions to help reduce overheads. Because turnaround management is the largest maintenance activity, plant turnaround is the focal point of this text. The book details a plan to lengthen the interval between turnarounds, and curtail costs in process production management by at least 30 percent.

    This practical guidebook provides a thorough study of shutdown management, discusses different types of shutdown and managing events (emergency, unplanned, planned, and turnaround), and covers all aspects of plant turnaround management including startup, shutdown, and maintenance. It describes the five phases of shutdown management—initiating, planning, executing, controlling, and closing. It contains specific principles and precautions for successful shutdown planning, and highlights many aspects including turnaround philosophy, planning and scheduling, estimation, contractor management, execution, safety management, managing human resources, and post shut down review.

    Process Plants: Shutdown and Turnaround Management also includes topical information that readers can successfully apply to future shutdown projects. It is suitable for industry professionals and graduate students.


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