Posted on December 23rd, 2014
49 APEGA Edmonton Chapter members and guests attended John McLay’s presentation, “Engineering’s Responsability to the Plant Shutdown, Turnaround or Outage (STO)”, held at the Lakeview Inns & Suites in Fort Saskatchewa, Alberta. The response to the 2 ½ hour presentation was excellent and was followed by a robust question and answer period and a lengthy discussion afterwards by about 1/3 of the attendees.
This three part presentation reviews objectives including: the Turnaround Team’s areas of responsibility; reliability engineering historical development; integrating CAPEX or Project Engineering for an efficient STO; work transition points and worker efficiency. This was a working seminar supported by handouts and their practicum may be directly applicable upon the attendees return to work. The credit value of this presentation is 4 CPD/PDUs.
John McLay, P. Eng., R.E.T., PE (First) is the President of JMC Consulting Ltd. He is a Canadian born professional engineer, with over 40 years of heavy industrial construction and maintenance experience. He has participated in excess of 200 shutdowns, turnarounds and outages in several different capacities such as a Senior Management, Professional Engineer, First Class Power Engineer, Boilermaker Tradesman Welder as well as the QA/QC lead. John McLay is both nationally and internationally recognized having chaired nine international conferences, and it is a noted speaker, trainer and consultant.