Pre-Conference Workshop Day

12:30 PM - 1:20 PM Registration & networking coffee

1:20 PM - 1:30 PM Welcome address

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM Workshop A: How to manage you TA contractors: Can you choose between heaven and hell?

Werner Van Acker, Technical Governance Manager, Evonik
Turnarounds require a unique contracting approach because whilst the scope of work can generally be defined to some degree, and the preparation timing normally dictates a fast track approach to scope development, review and approval.

A good Contractor strategy must enable you to:

- Perform less work at a lower cost (lower turnaround costs)
- Perform work more effectively
- Improve the quality of contracting support
- Improve contractor coordination and utilization
- Reduce the number of contractor employees and contract companies needed
- Improve repairs and post-TAR process reliability
- Improved profitability and competitive position.

To implement a solid strategy a contractor management system must be in place:

• What does best-practice contractor management look like?
• How do rules and regulations influence contractor management?
• How do you achieve a win-win for the asset owner and contractor?
• How does Evonik practice this during TAR’s?

Werner Van Acker

Technical Governance Manager

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Workshop B: Latest development to extend intervals between shutdowns – or avoid them altogether

This workshop will share some remarkable new developments for scope challenge, cost/risk evaluation and justification of inspection and maintenance tasks, and innovative methods for reducing the need for (or extending the interval between) shutdowns.

Emerging from the international collaboration SALVO Project, the workshop will introduce a systematic process for exploring alternative strategies and building the business case for the best value combination of work content and timings, including:

- Capture, quantification and usage of plant knowledge and expertise
- Incorporation of risk, reliability, uncertainty, sustainability and even reputation/intangibles
- Translation of technical requirements into business impact and financial implications
- Total lifecycle costing and cost/risk/performance trade-off’s and ‘what if?’ studies

Participants are encouraged to bring along their personal observations, frustrations and examples of trying to convince financial directors about what needs to be done, and why. In particular, how the conflicting agendas of production, maintenance/inspection, engineering/projects, procurement/commercial and financial interests are resolved in
determine what work is worth doing, and when.

- Finding ways to reduce the need for shutdowns
- Evaluating, optimizing and justifying shutdown intervals
- Justify what needs to be done, when and why

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Workshop C: Risk management for planning your turnaround

Jeffrey Poloni, Manager Engineering/ Environmental, PacifiCorp
- Plan risk management process and understand why you are doing what you are doing
- Understand, develop and approach risk management process
- Who is responsible for which risks?
- Tools and techniques for risk monitoring and control

Jeffrey Poloni

Manager Engineering/ Environmental

6:00 PM - 6:10 PM Close of workshop day

6:10 PM - 11:59 PM Networking drinks reception

Please join us for some well-earned drinks, and take the opportunity to network with all attendees in an informal setting.