About The Course

This Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) has been derived from the Turnaround Model of Excellence developed by practitioners that guarantee the reliability of your operations. The VILT builds on the Effective Plant Turnaround Management course and takes the model of excellence to the next level, with a complete cradle-to-grave methodology. The aim of this VILT is to help practitioners Turnarounds move towards the expert level with the added challenge of COVID-19.


This is a certified course where participants will have the option to sit for a short exam on the final day of the VILT to gain a Certificate in Advanced Turnaround, Shutdown & Outage Management from petroEDGE and the Carcharodon Maintenance Academy.


Turnarounds are complex projects that have a substantial impact on business performance. It is therefore imperative that the people who plan, prepare and execute Turnaround have an in-depth skill and knowledge necessary to produce a successful outcome and an understanding of how Turnarounds work, why they sometimes don’t and what to do if they start going wrong.


This complex, uncertain and at times unfamiliar undertaking can, and often does, overwhelm the people involved and result in overrun of duration, overspend of budget or, even worse, an unreliable plant. This VILT concentrates on how to organise the people who will do the job and the level and quality of planning required to give not only the desired outcome but value for money as well.


This VILT will take participants on a journey that begins with setting strategic objectives, explains the latest thinking on setting the right scope in good time, then basic planning to challenge planning, executing turnarounds safely to the right standards and handing over to operations. Of course, no turnaround can be considered complete until the plant is in full operation and the learning review has been completed, so we will close the VILT with how to use the Model of Excellence to do this and, if necessary, a full forensic review.

Learning Outcomes

This practically focused course will teach you the practical skills to:

  • Build the best Turnaround team possible from available resources
  • Educate senior management in their Turnaround roles and responsibilities
  • Use the Model of Excellence to maximise the benefits of planning and preparation
  • Develop an improved process based on the most powerful question in planning


Experience has taught that effective action is underpinned by profound knowledge and that this in turn is based on asking powerful questions. Therefore, this VILT is based on a series of powerful questions that will lead participants towards profound knowledge of Turnarounds, enhancing their existing skills.

Who Should Attend

This VILT has been researched and developed for Experienced Managers, Superintendents, Supervisors, Engineers, Planners, Team Leaders and Coordinators of:

  • Shutdowns/Turnarounds
  • Maintenance
  • Engineering
  • Reliability
  • Plant
  • Outage
  • Asset Management
  • Operations/Audit
  • Safety

Expert Course Faculty

Our key expert is an award-winning consultant and trainer with 30 years’ experience in maintenance and reliability improvement. He has worked across 5 continents, in a wide variety of environments from the world’s largest oil refinery to a small drinks production line. Our key expert has 10 years of maintenance management experience in the process industry, so he brings a very practical approach to training. He moved into consulting with ABB Eutech as their global maintenance specialist where he led maintenance and reliability best practice panels, delivered a wide range of maintenance improvement projects, and trained other consultants.


Our key expert founded his consultancy and training business in 2002 to focus on maintenance and reliability improvement. As part of this, he developed a range of maintenance “models of excellence” with inputs from authors, international lecturers and some of the world’s leading consultants and operators. His work has been recognized as being at the leading edge of industry best practice, winning independent awards such as the UK Chemical Industries Association “Excellence in Engineering” award.


Our key expert remains close to the industry as a respected specialist helping operating companies to achieve changes in performance. This ongoing field work enables him to continue to refine and extend best practice and the learning from this is continually fed into his training.


Previous participants organizations includes the following companies:

  • Cuu Long Joint Operating Company
  • Hess (Thailand) Limited
  • Petronas Carigali
  • S-Oil Corporation
  • Petronas Gas
  • Asean Bintulu Fertilizer
  • Carigali Hess Operation Co.
  • MTBE Malaysia
  • HMC Polymers
  • Shell Refining Company
  • Esso Malaysia
  • Optimal Chemicals
  • Penta-Ocean Construction


“Attending this course has helped me gain additional knowledge of all the processes for preparing an effective turnaround!” Complext Operation Supervisor, BSP Co Ltd


“Enjoyed every bit of the training as it opened my perception of maintenance and shutdown jobs.” – Sr. Manager, Maintenance, Nurmaligarh Refinery Ltd


” There is detailed breakdown of the TA Structure and processes involved. This is a MUST ATTEND course for those involved n TA.”Turnaround Operations Coordinator, Shell Refining Company


“I learnt a new best practice for shutdown management” – Asset Management, Malakoff Corp Bhd

This training course has a limited attendance for up to 20 participants only. Sessions commence at 9am on all days, with short intervals at 10.30am and 3.30pm respectively. 
Refreshments will be provided in the short intervals. Lunch will be provided at 12:30pm for 1 hour. Sessions will end at 5pm on all days.

Unique Features with powerEDGE Training

  • Pre-Course Questionnaire (PCQ) to help us focus on your learning objectives
  • Detailed course & reference manual for continuous learning and sharing
  • Practical exercises & case examples to better understand the principles
  • Limited class size to ensure one-to-one interactivity
  • Assessment at the end of the course to help you develop a personal action plan