|Risk Based Scope Review |
Deciding turnaround scope is a planning activity often marked by difficult and ineffective discussions around work to be included in a plant shutdown. Selecting the "right" scope, however, is a significant driver to turnaround performance in the areas of duration, cost, and unit reliability. AP-Networksâ€™ Risk Based Scope Review (RBSR) process provides a structured approach to help obtain optimal turnaround scope. The RBSR and its fact-based, logical approach to decision making allows your team to:
Companies that are not yet using risk based decision making techniques are making scope decisions based on legal requirements, criticality, plant or company practices, and management directive. These methods tend to be very conservative because the decisions are based solely on consequences. A facilitated RBSR coupled with AP-Networksâ€™ Risk Based Selection Tool (RBST) is a powerful combination. It brings together the elements of failure likelihood and event consequences to quantify a plant's exposure to the risks associated with a specific piece of equipment. With risks quantified, management can make informed decisions on turnaround scope. Reductions of 15% or more in overall turnaround costs are typical when a structured RBSR process is used.
- Determine the right turnaround scope using fact-based methods
- Improve start up and run time reliability
- Gain buy-in to the final turnaround scope by all departments
AP-Networks knowledgeable consultants can train your employees and facilitate workshops on how to use the RBST and quickly bring your turnaround teams to an advanced level of risk-based decision-making. This advanced level of decision-making provides the precision necessary to defer work historically included in the turnaround scope and reduces the overall cost of your turnaround.