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Managing Maintenance Shutdowns & Outages @ Abu Dhabi


Managing Maintenance Shutdowns & Outages @ Abu Dhabi
Managing Maintenance Shutdowns & Outages @ Abu Dhabi
30 October 2011 - 31 October 2011
5 Star Hotel - To Be Announced (Abu Dhabi) - Abu Dhabi
Plant and Engineers


Joel Levitt - World's Maintenance Expert and Leading Author of 9 Books

Joel Levitt

Joel is a leading trainer of maintenance professionals with experience in a wide variety of industries including airports, food processing plants, hospitals, high tech manufacturing, rail roads, utilities, primary metal, warehousing, mining, universities, school systems, military, government etc.Having trained over 15, 000 maintenance leaders from 3000 organizations in 21 countries in over 500 sessions. Joel is world's leading maintenance trainer with hands-on experience in numerous industrial fields.

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 “The trainer is very knowledgeable and has a great experience. Main strengths were networking and workshops communication on ideas.”
Jamal Al Khamis - Superintendent, Shutdown Planning, SABIC (Saudi Arabia)

“One of the best trainings I have attended. The trainer is very good. Sharing experience with other participants from other organizations was very useful. Very good
organization and professional stuff!!!”

Hany Salem Mahmoud – TA Planner, Borouge (UAE)

“I found this course excellent. Meeting people from different areas of work was very beneficial. Good presentation. Good event organizer!”
Jose Mathews – Production Supervisor, Rakgas (UAE)

“Joel proved to be very knowledgeable on the subject and passed on the course content very efficiently. Actually this was one of the best training actions I have been involved in the last 5 years. The approach to the content of the course was highly effective. This was first training I had from Kexxel …Experience was positive!!!”
Luis Miguel Santos – Engineering Manager, Qatar Aluminium (Qatar)

“The trainer was excellent. I appreciate very good organization and event management done by Kexxel.”
Adel H. Al Malak –Planner 1 Shutdown, Saudi Iron & Steel Company (Saudi Arabia)

I have attended many courses in maintenance trainings but none made maintenance so easy to understand and quite possible to adapt. We had a great time enjoying the way you delivered the message. I heartily wish you all the best. I appreciate your great assistance that spotted a light towards many dark areas in our maintenance activities. Showing others how to do it right in a friendly way is a great value that is rare to find in today's world.
Ali O M Adam - Chief Operation Officer, TADCO Saudi Arabia

The interaction between the group and trainer was very good.Joel is a very good trainer with so much of wisdom and knowledge. Kexxel Group is a world class organization : very professional!!
Nassib El Eid - Automotive Manager, Tabreed

“The trainer has an authority on the subject of maintenance planning, providing feasible solutions and other issues. The most useful was diverse participation which facilitated exchanged practices.”
Babu Veetil – Operations Planning Team Leader, Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company (UAE)

“This was greatly interactive and informative course. I loved debate about the practical ideas and its implementable. This was the opportunity for all to share the experience and interrelate among each other. Moreover, Kexxel Group shows as a very professional and capable event organizer.”
Daniele Pfeffer - COO, Gulf Precast Concrete Co. LLC

I was delighted to learn some of the issues discussed during the course which also helped me to develop some useful ideas. Thanks to Kexxel Group this course was very good!!
S.V.N Raju - Maintenance Supervisor, Oil Field Supply Centre (UAE)

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What You Will Learn By The End Of This Course:

- Giant checklist of issues to consider before the shutdown
- When and how to say no to your added work
- Using Gantt, CPM and PERT charts
- What documents to save and how to organize them
- Break major jobs into activities
- Set up your shutdown team for smooth functioning
- Where to look for help on estimates
- Find out what shifts and structures to use and how much they really cost
- Specific safety risks to your workers
- Controlling a shutdown
- Project management software to assist the process
- What to do if a shutdown gets into a trouble
- Calculating the critical paths
- Which work orders and tasks come first
- Evaluate the effectiveness of your current shutdown
- Where to find some great internet resources
- Effectively budget your next shutdown, turnaround or outage
- Managing risk on any project
- Learn from your mistakes and institutionalize the lessons learned

Program Agenda

Day 1:

Session 1: Inputs into the Shutdown: In the first section we examine what has to be present organizationally, software support, long term training. It concludes with a comprehensive checklist to be sure nothing is forgotten and falls through the cracks.

Session 2: Shutdown Phases: Learn how to justify the shutdown, create timelines and produce audits.

Session 3: Scope of Work -Planning Section: Look at risks and hazards, define the scope of work and prepare for planning


Day 2:

Session 1: Project Management Techniques: This section goes over CPM and PERT Methods of management (a prior knowledge in Project Management is helpful but not necessary)

Session 2: Shutdown Essentials: Since the planning and scheduling are so essential for a successful shutdown the biggest and most complete checklist is on that topic. In addition, this section gives tips and tricks for the execution phase of the event.

Session 3: Execution of the Shutdown: This section provides you the insights on Insure Quality (hold points and shift schedules), shutdown the plant and start-up the plant, daily schedule and feedback, shutdown review meeting agenda. project leader failure techniques exercises, daily routine, accounting costs and budget.

Session 4: Master Schedule: Action Plan for next shutdown

Who Should Attend?

- Maintenance Managers
- Planners
- Schedulers
- Reliability Professionals
- Engineers
- Operation Managers
- Plant Managers
- Material Coordinators
- Turnaround Managers
- Maintenance Superintendents

Some Of The Clients Joel Has Worked With Are :

- Tadco (Saudi Arabia)                                                     - Ncell Pvt Ltd                                 
- Emirati Oil (Dubai)                                                         - McFood Services (M) Sdn Bhd
- ADCO (Abu Dhabi Oil)                                                   - B Braun Medical Industries
- Shell Eastern Petroleum                                               - Weatherford
- Joint Operations (SAC -KGOC)                                    - Bintulu Port Authority
- Vinythai Public Co Ltd                                                    - Hoang Long Joc
- Osram Opto Semiconductors                                      - SP Setia Estate Management
- EEI Corporation                                                              - Bluescope Steel (M) Sdn Bhd
- Ncell Pvt Ltd                                                                    - Petronas Gas Berhad

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This group is open to all professionals who deal with maintenance on a regular basis. Members are encouraged to discuss and debate on any related topics to benefit from new ideas and opinions from different professionals in different career fields in regards to maintenance.

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