About The Course

This 3-day training course has been derived from the Turnaround Model of Excellence developed by practitioners that guarantee the reliability of your operations. The course builds on the Certificate in Effective Plant Turnaround Management course and takes the model of excellence to the next level, bringing a complete cradle to grave methodology. The aim of the course is to help practitioners who already have a basic knowledge of turnaround move towards the expert level.


This is a certified course where participants will have the option to sit for a short exam on the final day of the course to gain a Certificate in Advanced Turnaround, Shutdown & Outage Management from petroEDGE / powerEDGE, 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 turnaround works, 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 over-run of duration, overspend of budget or, even worse, an unreliable plant. This course concentrates on how to develop a more strategic approach to turnaround management to achieve the best possible outcome with the minimum risk.


This course 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 course with how to use the Model of Excellence to do this and, if necessary, a full forensic review.

Course Fees

SGD 800 per day

Learning Outcomes

Master the critical skills in managing a world-class plant turnaround project by acquiring the following:

  • A reprise of basic plant turnaround – just like a refresher course
  • The ability to fine tune the approach to turnarounds
  • A fundamental understanding of excellent turnaround team design
  • Strategies to ensure your company gets value for money from contractors
  • Experience in the latest cutting edge approach to planning and scheduling
  • Understanding of the “Centre of Excellence” concept to improve future performance


This practically focused master class 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 maximize 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 course 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 3-day training program has been researched and developed for experienced managers, superintendents, supervisors, engineers, planners, team leaders and coordinators of:

  • Shutdown / 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


Setting turnarounds in context

A structured Model of Excellence, a blueprint for success

Developing a shutdown strategy

Preliminary planning

Challenge planning


Returning to full operation

The turnaround review

Developing a cradle to grave control and learning process

This training course will be conducted as a live webinar session. Delegates will be given a link to join in the session via a confirmation email.
The hard copy of course materials will be mailed out a week prior to the session. Certification of Completion will be mailed after the course.

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