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Audel Managing Shutdowns, Turnarounds, and Outages

Audel Managing Shutdowns, Turnarounds, and Outages

Michael V. Brown

ISBN: 978-0-764-55766-8

Sep 2004

246 pages

Select type: Paperback

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Don't shut down by accident

A carefully planned shutdown will improve your plant's safety and efficiency, while one that ""just happens"" can be disastrous. Developed from the author's highly successful seminars, this book takes you step by step through successfully managing production shutdowns. Identify what must be done, schedule equipment and staff, use project-management software, and save both dollars and downtime.
* Prioritize needs and identify what can be accomplished within time and budget constraints
* Determine whether outside help is required
* Schedule the order and priority of projects
* Learn to use CPM (Critical Path Methods) or PERT (Program Evaluation Review Technique)
* Plan for new or additional work that may arise during a shutdown
* Report and document preparation and execution
* Identify and record future needs the shutdown reveals
About the Author.


Chapter 1: Identifying the Work.

Identifying the Work.

Risk Management.

Defining and Limiting the Scope.


Chapter 2: Planning the Work.

Planning the Shutdown.

Planning Thought Process.

Estimating Tips.

Work Packages.

Contracts for Services.


Chapter 3: Scheduling the Work.

Critical Path Method (CPM).

Program Evaluation and Review-Technique (PERT).

The Monte Carlo Method.

Project Management Software.


Chapter 4: Executing the Project.

Shutdown Safety.

OSHA Requirements.

Developing Daily Schedules.

Updating Job Status.

Reporting Project Status.

Tracking Project Costs.


Chapter 5: Reporting and Documenting the Shutdown Activity.

Project Review Meeting.

Project File.

Final Report.

Sample Shutdown Report.


Appendix A: Boiler Shutdown Example.

Boiler History.

The Shutdown.

Identifying the Work.

Building the Work List.

Appendix B: Identifying Electrical Work to Be Performed During a Shutdown.

Electrical Shutdown Checklist.

Appendix C: Machinery Inspection Prior to and During a Shutdown.

Bearing Data.

Shaft Alignment Standards.

Gear Drive Inspection Standards.

V-Belt Drives.

Pumps and Mechanical Seals.