In the maintenance field, a change is an event in which one or more assets are temporarily taken out of service in order to carry out maintenance tasks.
Turnaround time(TAT) is the amount of time it takes to complete a process or fulfill a request. This concept overlaps with delivery time and can be contrasted with cycle time. A plant turnaround is a planned interruption of part or all of a plant's operations. Operations must usually be stopped to perform maintenance tasks, replace equipment, improve energy resources, or maintain regulatory compliance.
All major oil and gas companies are committed to developing their scientific and service knowledge, making sure that turnarounds prioritize the best from a technical and customer point of view. When it comes to plant turnarounds, there are several factors that need to be taken into account. First, the scope of the work must be determined. This includes identifying the tasks that need to be completed, the resources required, and the timeline for completion. Second, the safety of personnel must be ensured.
This includes ensuring that all personnel are properly trained and equipped with the necessary safety equipment. Third, the environmental impact of the work must be minimized. This includes ensuring that any hazardous materials are properly handled and disposed of in accordance with regulations. Finally, the cost of the turnaround must be managed. This includes ensuring that all costs are accounted for and that any savings are maximized.
By taking all of these factors into account, companies can ensure that their turnarounds are successful and cost-effective.