The new era of supersized turnarounds brings with it new complexities and liabilities as plant facilities accommodate a headcount well beyond normal capacity. Despite this dramatic growth, many contractors still handle the responsibility of transporting [...]
During the execution of a turnaround, the schedule is in a very real sense the checking account for the event. The schedule contains both financial and legal implica- tions and is the conduit through which depos- its and withdrawals are transacted every hour of every day. It is either the playbook creating team synergy or a book of riddles harboring a litany of waste and missed opportunities. It is either the main topic of discussion in team meetings and in the field or a catalyst for miscommunication.
Plant turnarounds demand huge manpower from internal and external sources on a temporary basis. A ramped-up workforce is essential to successfully perform the extensive work to be carried out in a compressed time frame. This [...]
Turnarounds account for the single largest maintenance expense in a plant’s life cycle. These planned pauses in production allow for critical repairs, strategic upgrades, and non-routine maintenance to take place. But that’s not all. Turnarounds can also cut down on harmful emissions and restore a plant to peak performance, thus keeping the refinery in prime condition and ensuring production continues at the highest level. But without a trusted services partner this healthy break in production can suck the life out of your budget.
At Onpoint, we know the importance of hiring the right people. Successful project outcomes are determined by the teams responsible for executing the work, and mistakenly hiring unqualified or inexperienced personnel is not a risk [...]
Taking a bird’s-eye view of the macroeconomic environment, we’ve seen mass consolidation through mergers and acquisitions (M&A) across a variety of industries. For those of us who occupy space in the refining, petrochemical and plant-based [...]