Managing Efficient Shutdowns & Turnarounds

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Dubai - UAE , 20240624 24 - Jun - 2024 5 - Day $4,950 Register
Online - Virtual , 20240918 18 - Sep - 2024 2 Hrs X 8 Sessions $2,100 Register
Dubai - UAE , 20241125 25 - Nov - 2024 5 - Day $4,950 Register


Managing shutdowns and turnarounds in the process plant environment are a complex and demanding function. If turnarounds are not properly planned, managed and controlled, companies run the risks of serious budget overruns, costly schedule delays and negative impacts on customers.

This course is developed to specifically respond to the needs of organisations to meet their shutdown and turnaround goals. A combination of extensive hands-on experience in turnaround planning and execution, input from turnaround teams, and emerging industry trends are blended together in the course to establish best practice turnaround management approaches. It will provide a thorough understanding of the effective shutdown and turnaround management.


The important features of the Managing Efficient Shutdowns & Turnarounds training course are:

  • Developing a Shutdown/Turnaround strategy
  • Management of all stages of the shutdown process
  • Developing management plan, work plans, resource plans and budget
  • Management related issues such as risk and safety


Upon attending the Managing Efficient Shutdowns & Turnarounds training course, the Participants will be able to:  

  • Enhance the company’s turnaround management capabilities, and to ensure a team approach in the planning and execution of plant shutdowns and turnarounds
  • Provide a comprehensive understanding of effective turnaround management techniques and implementation
  • Create awareness of planning methods and an integrated organizational approach in the execution of successful turnarounds
  • Incorporate latest developments in turnaround planning and management techniques and emerging industry trends
  • Examine and review the planning & operation systems and procedures adopted for the process plant and start-up shutdown.
  • Understanding the field level preparation before shutdown.
  • Discuss the risks associated with process plant start-up and shutdown and the applicable safety procedures to be followed


The Managing Efficient Shutdowns & Turnarounds training course is beneficial to all those who are involved in the planning, coordination and execution of plant shutdowns and turnarounds, especially:

  • Shutdown and turnaround professionals and coordinators
  • Planning/scheduling and cost control staff
  • Construction superintendents and supervisors
  • Operations coordinators
  • Project engineers and contract administrators.
  • Inspection, materials, safety and maintenance engineering team


Managing Efficient Shutdowns & Turnarounds training course is a hands-on, stimulating learning experience. The course will be highly interactive, with opportunities to advance your opinions and ideas. Participation is encouraged in a supportive environment. To ensure the concepts introduced during the course are understood, they will be reinforced through a mix of learning methods, including lecture-style presentation, open discussion, case studies, simulations and group work.

Pre & Post course assessments will be used to measure the effectiveness of this training.


Module 1 - Shutdown/Turnaround Preparation

  • KeyTopics:

    • Introduction to shut down and turnaround management
    • The shutdown management process
    • Organization and roles
    • Plant shutdown and preparation for maintenance
    • Scope of work development and work breakdown structures
    • Preparation and execution issues
    • Logistics, infrastructure and materials management

Module 2 - Shutdowns/Turnaround Planning Techniques

  • KeyTopics:

    • Developing shutdown and turnaround plans
    • The critical path planning method
    • Developing the overall shutdown plan
    • Types of shutdown works& benefits of the shutdown system
    • Shutdown complexity classifications

Module 3 - Roles & Responsibilities for Shutdown Implementation

  • KeyTopics:

    • Activities and deliverables for shutdown management system
    • Integrated shutdown process/review phases contents
    • Grouping the phases into   groups (Prepare to Plan; Plan; Execute the Plan; Review the Results)
    • Shutdown best practice
    • Continuous planning terminology

Module 4 - Overview of Concept & Definition Phases

  • KeyTopics:

    • Objective/Timing/Duration/Team
    • Flow process
    • HSE management
    • Phases input/action requirement & deliverables
    • Phases activities & deliverables
    • Shutdown best practice
    • Phases input/action requirement & deliverables

Module 5 -Detailed Planning, Execution & Post Shutdown Phases

  • KeyTopics:

    • Objective/Timing/Duration/Team
    • Detailed planning pre-shutdown work/primary objective
    • Best practices
    • Execution phase input & action requirement
    • Execution phase action & deliverables
    • Post-shutdown input & action
    • Key deliverables – post-shutdown

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