Frequently Asked Questions Series: Shutdowns, Turnarounds and Outages

Shutdowns that are not well planned and managed can create huge problems: safety risks, unplanned downtime, cost overruns (which can easily run into the millions), and reduced profitability resulting from not returning to full operating capacity on schedule.

In this compilation of frequently asked questions, our STO experts address some of the most common questions that our clients ask about planning and executing shutdowns. You’ll find answers to questions like these:

  1. Who should decide the budget and duration of a shutdown?
  2. If my plant is sold out, should we postpone the scheduled shutdown?
  3. How should I evaluate whether our shutdown was successful?


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