Tank outages are increasingly falling under the direction of the site turnaround manager. This shift has shone a spotlight on the shortcomings of tank outage planning and preparation, especially when compared to the maturity of the plant turnaround sector.
Optimization for timetables of turnarounds is more important now than ever before, according to analysts at AP-Networks. Long-range planning done well with effective strategy and scope can level staffing needs and risks, improve budgets and schedules.
Petrochemical and refining turnaround teams can significantly improve cost, schedule and management of their turnaround and capital projects if they turn to next evolution best practices; such as scope index benchmarking, effective site leadership, contract strategy, risk-based scope reviews, and schedule optimization.