Turnaround Insights

04/02 2018

April 2018

By | 2018-04-24T14:54:00+00:00 04/02/2018|0 Comments

Plant turnarounds demand huge manpower from internal and external sources on a temporary basis. A rampedup workforce is essential to successfully perform the extensive work to be carried out in a compressed time frame. This cast of hundreds - often thousands - includes planners, managers, engineers, technicians, inspectors, contractors and suppliers. Two decades ago, when plants were generally smaller and controls were fewer, turnarounds were more manageable.

03/21 2018

On Schedule Turnarounds Mean Better Safety Performance

By | 2018-03-21T18:37:03+00:00 03/21/2018|0 Comments

Onpoint’s experience in the industry has helped us adapt and expertly shape our safety practices. We understand that everyone sets a high safety standard, but sometimes the safety record you are working so hard to achieve somehow still eludes your grasp. What are you missing? One way to reduce the likelihood of accidents is by reducing the likelihood of falling behind schedule. It is not realistic to think we can speed up without impacting safety.

03/01 2018

March 2018

By | 2018-03-01T20:28:51+00:00 03/01/2018|0 Comments

Turnarounds characteristically have such immensity and complexity that it can be difficult to see the forest for the trees. The Nobel Prize-winning author José Saramago perceptively asserted, “Chaos is merely order waiting to be deciphered.” A key component to under- standing and managing turnarounds is the ability to understand and manage risk. The time for one-dimensional risk management hopefully has run its course. The rudimentary practice of processing the entire project through a risk assessment tool actually may introduce unnecessary ambiguity.