IDCON’s Shutdown Optimization Program (SOP)

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With IDCON’s Shutdown Optimization Program, shutdown (SD) best practices are reviewed to safely reduce shutdown duration and costs.

Here are some best practices for you to consider:

  1. All utilities requirements for Shut Down (SD) and Start Up (SU) calculated and defined (flare, blow down, steam boiler, plant air (compressors), water, nitrogen, etc.)
  2. Tag isolation valves that will be exercised at the SD – grease valves
  3. Develop a detailed SD and SU schedule defining when mechanical resources are required (i.e. handover, hand-back, blinding, etc.)
  4. Function tests completed prior to SU – including emergency block valves, emergency SD devices, control valves, heat exchangers.
  5. Prepare flange make-up and torqueing procedures & provide training
  6. Blind and job locations tagged in the field with weatherproof tagging

At IDCON, we understand the pressure you face trying to build a reliable plant.
We provide side-by-side reliability and maintenance consulting and training designed to keep your equipment running.

For over 45 years, we’ve partnered with 100s of manufacturing plants around the world to eliminate the costs and the pressure caused by unreliable equipment. And we’d love to do the same for you.

Contact us today to see how we can help you keep your plant running.

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