Shutdown, turnaround, and outage events are extremely complex, with multiple stakeholders all focused on minimizing the time assets are offline, delivering their scope on budget, and ensuring zero safety incidents. While managing activities may be difficult, leaders can take actions to help ensure success.
Utilities live and die by their ability to deliver power reliably and safely to their customers. Periodically, however, assets need to be taken offline for scheduled maintenance, equipment failure, or unexpected natural disasters like hurricanes and wildfires. Even when the maintenance is planned, taking an asset offline requires a complex series of specific and highly coordinated technical steps to unfold in the shortest possible timeframe.