Planning, Development and Execution of large Turnarounds, in a cost-effective manner, is a major contributor to achieving longer run lengths and meet Reliability targets for Process Units. Becht Engineering TA teams have assisted several refineries engaged in TA Planning & Execution for TAs which have required up to one million man-hrs. Guidance is provided for Front End Planning, scrutiny of work list quality, and comprehensive mentoring of TA Planners and Execution teams. Becht's Senior Specialists introduce a body of knowledge that is highly in the TA Management process which has proven to be effective with oil majors in the industry.
Optimizing the TA Work Scope, through elimination of discretionary work, is done by the use of a knowledge based work process which engages cross-functional teams. The work process is integrated with Becht's proprietary tool, called STRAITS, for evaluating the justification of TA work list items. A combination of Knowledge based input and work scope analysis by refinery teams, utilizing Becht facilitators has generated savings in the range of 15-30% (Direct Costs) in TA budgets.