Turnaround Maintenance in Process Industry: Challenges and Potential Solutions

Antti Rantala, Helena Kortelainen, Toni Ahonen

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Turnaround maintenances (TAMs) are huge projects in terms of manpower and expenditure and therefore they have a direct effect to company’s profitability. TAMs include several challenges, such as prioritizing the maintenance tasks, scheduling the project, sharing information among all stakeholders on site and keeping focal company’s maintenance data in the IT systems updated. Due to the significance of TAM in economic and safety perspective, solutions for the challenges are needed, and advanced technologies could play a major role in solving these challenges. For example, sensor technology and software could help in evaluating asset condition and prioritizing maintenance tasks. In addition, mobile technology and apps could enable smoother information sharing on site. Moreover, external expertise could be brought into the TAM project by utilizing virtual- and augmented reality.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication15th WCEAM Proceedings
EditorsJoão Onofre Pinto, Marcio Luiz Kimpara, Renata Rezende Reis, Turuna Seecharan, Belle R. Upadhyaya, Joe Amadi-Echendu
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-96794-9
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-96793-2
Publication statusPublished - 2022
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event15th World Congress on Engineering Asset Management, WCEAM 2021: Online - Virtual, Bonito, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil
Duration: 15 Aug 202118 Aug 2021

Publication series

SeriesLecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering


Conference15th World Congress on Engineering Asset Management, WCEAM 2021
CityBonito, Mato Grosso do Sul


  • turnaround maintenance
  • advanced technologies
  • process industry


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