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TA Cook Consultants

Shutdowns and turnarounds are typically the single biggest expense a site will have year after.  With that being said, one would expect every effort to be made to ensure they go off without a hitch.  But that's not always the case. Read more

Plant Management & Operations

Turnarounds are expensive, both in terms of lost production while the process unit is offline and in terms of direct costs for the labor, tools, heavy equipment and materials used to execute the project. Read more

Plant Management & Operations

Have you had a package delivered to your home recently? Were you asked to digitally sign for it on a handheld device once the mail service delivery representative scanned the barcode on a package? Read more

Current Issue

It seems quite often changes initiated with good intentions leave behind a bitter aftertaste once the improvement project winds down. Read more

Training & Human Resources

Eliminating the unnecessary costs of convenience Read more

Maintenance & Reliability

As baby boomers clear out their lockers and exit the workforce in increasing numbers, they're taking more than just their belongings; they're also taking with them a lifetime of precious knowledge and skills that are difficult, if not impossible... Read more

Training & Human Resources

Success in oil, gas and petrochemical industry turnarounds is defined as a safe and release-free event that meets schedule and cost. Read more

Maintenance & Reliability

A turnaround (TA) can be one of the most difficult events for an operating plant to conduct. Read more

Maintenance & Reliability

For those of you who have participated in a turnaround (TAR) or shutdown, how many times have you regretted a decision and wished you could get a do-over? Read more

Maintenance & Reliability

Turnarounds (TAs) are complex, labor-intensive, strategic events executed to maximize the availability and efficiency of a plant's assets. They must be conducted under strict time constraints with severe financial repercussions for any delays. Read more

Training & Human Resources

Maintenance is the backbone of any asset-intensive organization. Read more

Maintenance & Reliability

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