Across the globe, the AP-Networks Software Toolset has made a measurable impact in helping project and turnaround teams achieve predictable, competitive outcomes. These innovative, data-backed tools are housed within three online software portals—the Turnaround Network, the Capital Project Network, and the Upstream Network. The Complexity Calculator can be found in the Turnaround Network and the Upstream Network.
Categorize Turnaround Complexity to Develop an Effective Plan
Recognizing that different turnarounds have different levels of complexity, the Complexity Calculator categorizes a turnaround as Mega, High, Medium, or Low Complexity based on three characteristics that are independently correlated with turnaround outcomes. This complexity assessment is the starting point for effective planning and preparation.
The NaviTrack work process—which includes milestones, activities, job aids, and timing—is deployed in accordance with turnaround complexity. This ensures that the appropriate level of rigor and assurance is leveraged for Mega Complexity turnarounds, while not burdening Low Complexity turnarounds with the same requirements. Throughout the AP-Networks assurance process, readiness is similarly tied to turnaround complexity, ensuring that benchmarks of individual turnaround readiness vs. Industry are made on an equivalent basis.
Backed by Data, Trusted by Industry
The reliability of the Complexity Calculator has been proven over the years throughout hundreds of turnarounds. It is a tried and true tool rooted in statistical regression models that make use of empirical data from AP-Networks’ engagements with Industry. As the AP-Networks Turnaround Database continues to expand, the tool becomes ever more robust.