Providing “Best in Class” risk based fixed equipment turnaround inspection planning entails a four phase workflow process to scope, plan, execute and evergreen inspection plans to cost effectively mitigate a client’s regulatory and business risk. Becht Engineering has successfully completed piloting the, “Inspection Planners Position” to bridge gaps inherent in developing and executing inspection plans between a facilities Inspection and Turnaround Planning Department’s. Since 2011 this pilot has continuously improved to consistently provide the following results:
- Mitigated clients regulatory and business risk
- Consistently positioned client to execute scheduled outages within schedule and on budget
- 20 to 40% in reduced inspection turnaround costs and savings achieved
- Meets industry best practice and RAGAGEP expectations
The Inspection Planner plays a pivotal role on the planning team by executing the skill sets necessary to bridge intricate technical and systemic gaps encountered between Departments during execution of a turnaround program. The Planner assures the “hand-offs” of each phase of the workflow process are incorporated and optimized into program.
This position requires the Inspection Planner to execute the following score-carded deliverables to clients;
- Validate Risk Based Inspection Plan complies with regulatory compliance
- Mitigate inspection discovery ( “no suprises”)
- Facilitate Risk Based Work Selection Process
- Optimize planning and prioritize planned work
- Develop detailed work execution packages with planners and schedulers
- Mitigate critical path impacts during execution
- Evergreen inspection plan for next turnaround
The above steps outline the process.