Plant Turnaround Software Solution Released in Malaysia
With the growing complexities of today’s plant turnaround projects, a new class of software tool is needed – comprehensive turnaround planning and executionmanagement system. STOP system or Systematic Turnaround Operation Planning systemis a software solution specifically designed to accommodate any oil & gas plant as wellas petrochemical plant major shutdown or turnaround projects.
By: Mr Mohd Afzal SahariWith the growing complexities of today’s plant turnaround projects, a new class of software tool is needed – comprehensive turnaround planning and execution managementsystem. STOP system or Systematic Turnaround Operation Planning system is a softwaresolution specifically designed to accommodate any oil & gas plant as well aspetrochemical plant major shutdown or turnaround projects.Fully developed by Application Universe Sdn Bhd, a 100% Malaysian-owned MSC-Status software R&D company, the STOP system is designed to improve productivity byminimizing turnaround planning time, maximizing information resources and optimizingturnaround execution process. The STOP system consists of two (2) main modules –Planning Module and Execution Module.The Planning Module, which utilizes the Work/Job Pack approach, acts as the turnarounddata and files repository. It stores all related data and files associated with a specificturnaround project. To ease the burden of inputting data, the Planning Module comeswith Data Import feature that allows users to import existing data into the STOP system.Having the turnaround data ready, users can use the Planning Module processing engineto turn the data into comprehensive Work/Job Packs consist of Job Method Statement(JMS), Material Control Sheet (MCS), Equipment Isolation Sheet (EIS), ScaffoldingInstruction, Insulation Requirement etc together with their related file attachments. Thisis why the Planning Module is also known as the ELECTRONIC WORK/JOB PACKGENERATOR. Another important feature is that the Planning Module is ready forintegration with scheduling tools. Users can easily export the data into Primavera or MSProject via Data Export feature.Quick planning delivers greater access to opportunities while helping to keep the costdown but proper execution is a key to continuous profit. To assist users in keepingturnaround execution process smooth and in order, the STOP system provides theExecution Module. This module provides real-time monitoring of all tasks and activities(from JMS) during execution period. By capturing and utilizing the turnaround planningand scheduling data, the Execution Module monitors the work progress of all turnaroundactivities through real-time tracking of each and every work status. Users will be wellupdated on the status of all turnaround activities, either they are in progress, completed ordelayed. In the case of delay, alarm signal will be triggered and the delay causes along