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Turnaround maintenance in petrochemical industry: practices and suggested improvements

Salih O. Duffuaa (Professor, Department of Systems Engineering, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia)
M.A. Ben Daya (Professor, Department of Systems Engineering, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia)

Journal of Quality in Maintenance Engineering

ISSN: 1355-2511

Publication date: 1 September 2004

Abstract

Turnaround maintenance (TAM) is an essential activity in process industry. It plays an important role in maintaining consistent productive capacity. It is a major project that requires sound planning, execution and control. In this paper guidelines for a structured approach for managing TAM is outlined and the current practice of TAM in petrochemical industry is assessed. The assessment of the current practice is conducted through a structured questionnaire that covers all the essential phases and activities of TAM. Suggestions for improving the practice of TAM are also provided in the paper. Practical implications. This paper provided a structured approach and guidelines for initiating, planning, executing and terminating TAM. The guidelines are expected to evolve into a manual that can be utilized by process industry for managing TAM.

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Duffuaa, S.O. and Ben Daya, M.A. (2004), "Turnaround maintenance in petrochemical industry: practices and suggested improvements", Journal of Quality in Maintenance Engineering, Vol. 10 No. 3, pp. 184-190. https://doi.org/10.1108/13552510410553235

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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