The Importance of Pre-Turnaround Reviews

5 / 25 / 2021

Authors: Paul J. Kowalski, Staff Engineer I and Brian L. Jack, Principal Engineer II

Efficient completion of the turnaround (TA) work scope (i.e., scheduled maintenance) is arguably one of the largest factors in determining if a given site will satisfy the annual budget. Of course, opportunity feedstocks, increased charge rates, unplanned shutdowns, among many other items can significantly impact the annual budget.

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Turnarounds: Executing a Problem-Solving Team

5 / 25 / 2021

Author: Kraig S. Shipley, P.E., Piping & Fired Heaters Principal Engineer I

Did you know 66% of turnarounds (TAs) finish late and overrun budget by 10% or more? In fact, 40% of TAs exceed budget by 30% or more, costing facilities tens of millions of dollars. There are several key strategies to the execution of a successful TA such as project scope management, minimizing schedule delays, controlling costs, and transparent communication.

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SagePlus™ Part 2: User Enhancements

5 / 11 / 2021

In Part 1, we introduced you to the new 3D visualization capabilities. Today, you’ll read about the reorganization and regrouping for data input and output, which will help you be more efficient.

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