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.
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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