Turn Around Projects​

Turn Around or Turnarounds are also known as TAR and in the past people knew them as SDMs or ShutDown Maintenance

A turnaround – which is sometimes referred to as a TAR – is a highly-expensive planned period of regeneration in a plant or refinery.

During this time, an entire part of the operation is offlined whilst the process plants or refinery plants are inspected and revamped. During Turnaround or TAR, there are more contractors that during the normal operating periods and there will be more contractor personnel and tools and equipment that required for executing a turnaround. Turnarounds are extremely expensive, the revenue lost through shutting down elements of production can amount to a significant portion of an annual budget. However turnarounds TAR are needed to keep the plants or refineries running longer and better and to nip problems in the bud. 

Turnarounds often throw up more issues than anticipated, making them difficult to keep on track, and requiring very experienced managers.

Refinery turnaround activities
With the world now completely reliant on oil and gas, planned cessations are a necessary part of the refining process. These turnarounds can be due to a need for maintaining, renovating, or refitting facilities – usually every four years or so. Turnaround activities require well-organised contractors and contractor personnel and equipment for a few weeks at a time – at times working 24 hours 7 days a week, all to get the plant back up and running. Most facilities will be inspected during shutdowns and turnarounds, and so may have their turnaround extended if additional issues are flagged.

 

 

The plants doing turnarounds TAR or shutdown maintenance will already plan their schedules well a head of time and also inform their clients and their vendors. So that clients who purchase the products of the plant undergoing Turnaround can also plan ahead. 


Extending turnaround activities may result in fuel shortages, price increases, or both. Strain is increased on other suppliers to meet demands, and turnarounds which become shutdowns can be catastrophic for supply at a regional level.

 

Turnaround activities may include preventative care of equipment, general corrective repair of faults, strip-downs, complete replacement and overhaul, or maintenance. In order to do these turnaround activities normally you will have scaffolding contractors, piping contractors, mechanical contractors, electrical contractors, instrument contractors and others

Prior to the Turnaround event, contractors will have already prepared their personnel with the relevant safety training like the Apply Workplace Safety Health in Process Plants or the Perform Work in Confined Space Operation. They would also engage more freelance safety officers or safety coordinators (workplace safety health officers or workplace safety health coordinators) to assist in the increased manpower. 

Before the Turnaround the contractors will also send personnel to the Safety Induction of the plant and maybe special training organised for the Turnaround

For example

Chevron Oronite had their Turnaround TAR, OG Improvement Project in November 2020

Shell Seraya EOG2 TA (Turnaround) Project, in December 2019

Shell TGA TA 2019 Project, PU1 Area, Pre Turnaround and Turnaround in October 2019

Shell EOG1 TA Project, Turnaround in December 2018

Shell Bukom Turnaround  2018 in August 2018

Chevron Oronite, Turnaround, September 2017

Shell Bukom 2015 Turnaround Works 

SSG WSQ Apply Workplace Safety and Health in Process Plant (AWSHPP) 

(WSQ certification - Apply WSH in Process Plant AWSHPP)

This AWSHPP course was formerly known as Oil/Petrochemical Safety Orientation Course for Workers OPSOC or SOCOP. Now it is known as the SSG WSQ Apply Workplace Safety and Health in Process Plant (AWSHPP).

AWSHPP Course Overview

Course Overview for WSQ Workplace Safety and Health in Process Plant is one of the core units in all process sectors of Process Industry. Anyone entering a Process Plant (Examples - Jurong Island, Bukom, Chevron, Exxonmobil or Pharmacuetical- Novartis, Pfizer) must have a valid AWSHPP

This course is done in basic English. 

People who attend AWSHPP

People who should attend AWSHPP are

  • Workers

  • Technicians

  • Foremen

  • Supervisors

  • Engineers

  • Managers

  • And any others working in the oil and gas (oil petrochemical) industry

AWSHPP Assumed Skills and Knowledge

Participants/Learners will be able to listen, read, speak and write English at a proficiency level equivalent to the Employability Skills System (ESS) Level 2.

 

AWSHPP Course Outline

AWSHPP Course Outline for the WDA WSQ Apply Workplace Safety Health in Process Plants (AWSHPP ) are:

  • AWSHPP Identify the roles and responsibilities of an employee under WSH act

  • AWSHPP Identify and prevent fire and explosion hazards at workplace

  • AWSHPP Comply safe work practices and control measures for material handling

  • AWSHPP Comply safety work practices and control measures for mechanical and electrical works

  • AWSHPP Comply safe work practices and control measures when working on Specialized Operations

  • AWSHPP Comply safe work practices and control measures when working at heights

  • AWSHPP Comply safe work practices and control measures when working in a confined space

 

AWSHPP Course Duration of WSQ Apply Workplace Safety Health in Process Plant (AWSHPP):

  • 9 hours (Inclusive of assessment)

 

AWSHPP Assessment:

  • Written Questions

  • Practical Performance

  • Upon completion of the AWSHPP course and passing the examination, a Statement of Attainment (SOA) from Skillsfuture Singapore (SSG) will be awarded.

Price of AWSHPP Course:

  • Price per participant: SGD$90

Send us an email for schedules of the Apply Workplace Safety Health in Process Plant or find out more about the AWSHPP course

The Apply Workplace Safety Health in Process Plant or Safety Orientation Course Oil Petrochemical is very important for the process industry. Process Plants will require candidates to have the AWSHPP or Apply Workplace Safety Health in Process Plants before even allowing them to attend induction courses or enter the plants. 

Tentative Schedules for AWSHPP Apply Workplace Safety Health in Process Plants

AWSHPP Apply Workplace Safety Health in Process Plants- September 2022

1) 13 September 2022 - Apply Workplace Safety Health in Process Plants AWSHPP

2) 14 September 2022 - Apply Workplace Safety Health in Process Plants AWSHPP

3) 15 September 2022 - Apply Workplace Safety Health in Process Plants AWSHPP

4) 16 September 2022 - Apply Workplace Safety Health in Process Plants AWSHPP

5) 19 September 2022 - Apply Workplace Safety Health in Process Plants AWSHPP

6) 20 September 2022 - Apply Workplace Safety Health in Process Plants AWSHPP

7) 21 September 2022 - Apply Workplace Safety Health in Process Plants AWSHPP

8) 22 September 2022 - Apply Workplace Safety Health in Process Plants AWSHPP

9) 23September 2022 - Apply Workplace Safety Health in Process Plants AWSHPP

10) 24 September 2022 - Apply Workplace Safety Health in Process Plants AWSHPP

11) 25 September 2022 - Apply Workplace Safety Health in Process Plants AWSHPP

12) 26 September 2022 - Apply Workplace Safety Health in Process Plants AWSHPP

13) 27 September 2022 - Apply Workplace Safety Health in Process Plants AWSHPP

14) 28 September 2022 - Apply Workplace Safety Health in Process Plants AWSHPP

15) 29 September 2022 - Apply Workplace Safety Health in Process Plants AWSHPP

16) 30 September 2022 - Apply Workplace Safety Health in Process Plants AWSHPP

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