Brazilian Association of Engineering Consultants (ABCE) to suppport LatAm Plant Shutdown Summit

LatAm Plant Shutdown & Turnaround Summit to help TAR professionals learn from Oil and Gas refineries experts on the latest developments in turnaround projects and understand best practice strategies and learn about the latest technologies used to enhance efficiency.

Online PR News – 14-September-2012 – Rio De Janeiro, Brazil – The Brazilian Association of Engineering Consultants — ABCE (Associação Brasileira de Consultores de Engenharia) has confirmed their support to the upcoming LatAm Plant Shutdown and Turnaround Summit taking place on 27-28 November 2012 in Rio de Janeiro-Brazil. ABCE founded in 1966, brings together companies operating in all sectors of infrastructure, industry, mining, energy, oil and gas, transportation, water and sanitation, environment and other areas of engineering and architecture.

ABCE has been responsible for a lot of knowledge and technological exchange through its collaboration with foreign companies. It has since a long time promoted studies and technical meetings to exchange experiences. It acts as an advisor to a lot of professionals through its manuals on legislation, budget, tenders and contracts. As an extension to its various activities ABCE will be supporting LatAm Plant Shutdown and Turnaround Summit taking place in Rio de Janeiro to impart education to TAR professionals and also promote exchange of ideas and work coulture.

Inaugurating in Brazil this year, the LatAm Plant Shutdown and Turnaround Summit will update TAR professionals on the latest trends and practices pertaining to plant turnarounds helping them to effectively analyze and manage shutdowns and turnarounds. The summit will cover all the aspects involved in a shutdown and turnaround activity such as planning, lifecycle, Health & Safety, maintenance, risks involved, budgeting and costs, efficient teams, latest technologies, crisis management, critical issues, challenges faced and best practices.

Plant shutdowns play a pivotal role in asset management and evading unplanned outages. Plant shutdown entails a lot of activities like inspection, safety audit, resource management and budget estimation amomgst others. Preventive measures play an important role in minimizing down time and losses that would otherwise severely affect plants due to unplanned shutdowns. Plant shutdowns are measures taken at timely intervals that ensure the smooth functioning of any plant. Learn more about tackling the issues faced during turnarounds by being a part of this event.

Featuring speakers from across the globe, the event will include presentations, case studies, panel discussions and workshops. The event will cover topics like TAR documentation, boundary isolations and measures to reduce impact on TAR, pre tar conditions in equipment status, best practices to reduce downtime and challenges faced by human resource spanning across different sectors including oil and gas refineries, chemical plants, bio energy production plants, power plants, automotive production plants and manufacturing units. This conference already has confirmed speakers from leading industry organizations such as PDVSA, Dow Brasil, Petrobras, Suzlon, Shell, British Petroleum, ITAIPU, Pertamina & PEQUIVEN to name a few.

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