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A Guide to Effective Turnaround Planning

The Equity Engineering Group, Inc., July 28, 2023

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Turnarounds (TAR) are one of the most significant portions of a plant’s yearly maintenance budget, and the level of readiness directly impacts the bottom line. Operation teams plan for production loss during the outage; however, there is an incredibly high probability that the shutdown window will lengthen due to unexpected damage or unplanned maintenance. On average, 66% of TARs finish late and are over budget by 10% or more. In fact, 40% of TARs exceed budget by 30% or more, costing facilities millions of dollars. Plants will realize large economic advantages when TARs finish on time and on budget.

This Turnaround Planning Guide provides several strategies that support the successful planning, execution, and post-mortem of your next TAR. It includes several checklists, so feel free to print a copy or complete it digitally using a PDF reader. When opened in most common PDF reader applications, you will be able to check/uncheck each of the boxes and save your progress. In addition, we recommend watching the recent Inspectioneering webinar, "Turnaround Planning and Execution – Practical Damage Mechanism and Fitness-For-Service Considerations" to learn how understanding relevant equipment damage mechanisms can help guide turnaround work scopes and inspection planning activities.

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