Shutdowns, Turnarounds and Outages Conference

This 2 day workshop and conference provides an insight into best in class performance of shutdowns and turnarounds in the process industries, utilising operator focused case studies and sharing the lessons learnt.

Shutdowns and turnarounds have a big impact on a business's production efficiency, uptime, the integrity / reliability of its assets and financial performance.

In a recent review by the BEIS (Department for Business Energy and Industry Strategy) on the UK Offshore Oil and Gas Assets, it was found that 20% of all production losses were down to overruns on TARs. It is becoming more difficult for operators to absorb this underperformance, whilst meeting the demands of their shareholders.

2017 will continue to be challenging for many areas of the process industries. New technologies are being implemented in many sectors to reduce the impact of turnarounds e.g. maintenance and inspection technologies.

However, it remains difficult to achieve excellence in shutdowns and turnarounds for reasons including the loss of skills and experience within companies, inability to secure necessary trades and specialist resources and the reduced frequency of turnarounds. This loss in capability has resulted in many turnarounds failing to achieve their objectives, with frequent cost and schedule overruns.

The elements required to achieve success in turnarounds are clearly understood, but not always easy to replicate as many business pressures make it more difficult to deliver on these elements.

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This 2 day operator focused event will provide a mechanism for sharing good and bad practice, tools utilised and performance in turnarounds across a range of process industry sectors.  It will include for the first time a spot light on technology that is being used to improve turnaround performance.

Conference Day 1 will have an interactive workshop, used to identify and work on the key issues and challenges we are trying to overcome during turnarounds.

Conference Day 2 contains inputs from experienced turnaround personnel from different companies.

Conference dinner
The complimentary conference dinner, held on the 29th March, is an opportunity to meet the speakers in a more informal atmosphere.

Wednesday 29 March 2017 - 9:30am - 4:30pm
Thursday 30 March 2017 - 8:45am - 4:15pm

  • Where

  • Radisson Blu Edinburgh
    80 High Street
    The Royal Mile
    Edinburgh EH1 1TH
    0131 557 9797