November 2016

Process Control and Instrumentation

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Turnarounds in continuous operating process plants, such as refineries and petrochemical processing plants, are complicated and costly events where each day of downtime equals lost revenue.

Bishop, N., Olsen, T., Emerson Process Management

Turnarounds in continuous operating process plants, such as refineries and petrochemical processing plants, are complicated and costly events where each day of downtime equals lost revenue. Mitigating the risk of cost and schedule overruns is critical. Turnaround teams are tasked with coordinating limited resources in a constrained time period, and must ensure that they are safely working only on the assets that need attention. Missing a required maintenance service, or doing unnecessary work, has the potential for extending the turnaround schedule, which increases the probability of an unscheduled shutdown after the turnaround is completed. To make matters worse, turnarounds do not happen

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