Shutdown Turnaround Optimization Program

Training overview
Professional Course
2 days

Course description

Shutdown Turnaround Optimization Program - Public Training

Many industries spend the majority of their maintenance budget on shutdowns.  Turnarounds represent a significant amount of downtime.  IDCON's Shutdown Turnaround Optimization Program (S-TOP) training delivers the minimum required shutdown scope and absolute minimum downtime. S-TOP accomplishes this by addressing mechanical, production, inspection, regulatory, and engineering project critical paths.

Using best practice experience and case studies, the instructor will lead the students through the 6-step approach of the Shutdown Optimization Process.

The steps of the process include:

  • Strategic Review
  • Work Scope Review
  • Plan Review
  • Schedule Review
  • Execution Review
  • Close-out Review

Course Objectives/Benefits to Participant

The course objective is to improve outage management and execution through the systematic application the IDCON S-TOP best practices.  Participants will learn how to implement and manage the 6 critical steps behind cost efficient and effective Shutdowns while maintaining a high level of safety.

Typical savings resulting from IDCON S-TOP implementation program can include a reduced critical path (+30%) and reduced Shutdown spending (+12%).

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Who should attend?

Anyone responsible for managing, planning, scheduling, and executing shutdowns in a manufacturing and/or processing setting is a candidate for this course.

Training content

  • Shutdown Drivers
  • Optimum frequency of shutdowns
  • How to use Risk Based Work selection
  • Routine vs. shutdown work
  • Best practices in planning and scheduling, managing contractors, procedures before, during and after a shutdown
  • Who does what during a shutdown
  • Communicating the progress
  • What happens if scope changes
  • What information must you capture for the closeout
  • How to review the strengths and weaknesses and how to improve them


$989 / person.



Run your plant. Don't let it run you!

IDCON has provided reliability and maintenance consulting services to small, mid-sized and large companies since 1972 in over 50 different countries. We work in the heavy process industry in mining, oil and gas, pulp and paper, steel and metals, cement,...

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8081 Arco Corporate Drive, Suite 320
27617 Raleigh North Carolina

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Maintenance Manager
This course gave a new take on ideas we all know and organize them to have a successful shutdown
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