November 2012

Misc

How do project management practices guide turnaround execution?

The complex nature of turnaround maintenance projects leads to the development of various methods of managing plant turnarounds. To discover the strengths and weaknesses of each approach during plant ..

Amendola, L., Artacho, M.A., Universitat Politècnica de València; Depool, T., PMM Institute for Learning

The complex nature of turnaround maintenance projects leads to the development of various methods of managing plant turnarounds. To discover the strengths and weaknesses of each approach during plant turnaround, it is useful to determine the main expert management approaches. Recent work identified 33 suitable project management practices linked to critical issues during the plant shutdown process in the hydrocarbon industry. In this article, turnaround management styles have been identified that reflect the application of these 33 project management practices. Some 44 shutdown experts from 36 chemical firms took part in the study. The experts marked in a checklist which practices they we

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