Tag: Turnarounds

Indirect Cost Savings

Cost control can seem at times as an oxymoron—a contradiction of sorts. How can you control costs when there is legitimate work to be performed within a condensed time frame in an uncertain, dynamic and risky environment? Despite the challenges, there are two major opportunities to control costs on a STO event 1) control scope of work and 2) manage indirect costs. The first is limited due to the nature of asset and process integrity compliance, i.e., […]

P6 Workarounds for STO

If you’re using Primavera P6 software for scheduling STO (Shutdown, Turnaround and Outage) activities you are not alone. Thousands of Planner/Schedulers rely on P6 to enhance execution performance. And I suspect that you’re not alone in how you use it, which is most likely how you were taught to use it; to schedule EPC (Engineering, Procurement, Construction) projects, i.e., SSM (Static Scheduling Methodology) to Level III or Level IV Project Plans, with or without costs. The Project […]

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