Shutdowns, Turnarounds and Outages (STOs)

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Shutdowns, Turnarounds and Outages (STOs)




Change is rapid & unpredictable



The present is unclear; the future is uncertain



Many different & diverse interconnected factors



Lack of clarity or awareness of the situation



Masses of moving parts, thousands of people, multiple tools & constant change



Unfamiliar tasks, induced hazards, constant change & time constraints



Scope creep & changes requiring unplanned work



STO expertise, contractor management & understanding the big picture


The Human Factor

Lack of communication/reporting, inaccurate decision-making & human error


MobideoSTO is a Digital STO (Shutdown, Turnaround, Outage) Operating System that delivers a fundamentally different way for turnaround groups to manage the full STO lifecycle. Built on experience in over $3 billion of STO projects in the refining, chemical and power industries, it directly addresses the dynamic and complex nature of STOs and dramatically improves manageability of the key factors that determine STO success – scope, cost, schedule, quality, and EHS. This is achieved by:

Addressing STO Challenges

Understanding that STOs are not like traditional projects and cannot be successfully managed using typical project management tools and techniques. They need a holistic approach suited to high-VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex & Ambiguous) environments.

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Adopting a Holistic Approach to STO Management

Uniquely combining innovative technologies and best practice based on extensive, real-world experience, MobideoSTO delivers a fundamental change in management effectiveness. Integrating with existing systems of record, it supports the unique challenges related to visibility, communication, change and collaboration by leveraging previously siloed data to enhance management information and speed of response.

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Delivering the First STO Operating System

The MobideoSTO Operating System is a technology framework that connects existing systems, data and people; combines a best practice playbook and an intelligent management toolset; and improves outcomes across the full STO lifecycle.

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Addressing the Complete STO Lifecycle

MobideoSTO transforms management before, during and after the event. During STO preparation, it determines readiness for STO execution through detailed planning from STO initiation to STO execution. In STO execution, it provides performance and status monitoring from the start of shutdown to the completion of startup. And after the event, it enables learning from a post-STO debrief and review, with powerful analytics capabilities revealing insights and trends across diverse yet connected data-sets never before available.

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A move from reactive to proactive work culture

Ability to anticipate and resolve issues before they have an impact, and the provision of KPIs to support informed decision-making and shorten shift handover meetings.

Specific digital safety checklists adapted to each task, worker, role and skillset, reducing the likelihood of possibly dangerous safety shortcuts and increasing the reliability of results.

Always know who did what, and when.

Replacement of manual, static, hard-to-maintain, paper-based wall charts with interactive dashboards and digital wallcharts displaying real-time event status to all stakeholders in any location and facilitating better decision-making based on accurate real-time data.

Replacement of painstaking and time-consuming manual scheduling with automated schedule updating, enabling better STO planning and management of evolving timetables.

Real-time views of actual task execution and immediate understanding of the relevance to dependent tasks facilitate better coordination of manpower/tools and remote handovers, significantly increasing efficiency and reducing workforce downtime.

Automatic generation of reports in real-time, eliminating the need to manually create them after work is completed.

Early, real-time awareness and identification of issues and delays allows for improved mitigation, as well as driving continuous improvement during the event and supporting improvement in future events.

Automated review and approval processes deliver a frictionless experience with all the necessary digital tools – including images and accurate measurements when anything occurs – eliminating the need for the onsite presence of all stakeholders.

Workers can quickly assign themselves appropriate tasks while supervisors can see and allocate available tasks – real-time management based on open lines of communication that can eliminate the time wasted when waiting for instructions or searching for resolutions to problems.

Reduces the non-utilization of often expensive tools by ensuring immediate awareness of availability for re-assignment, as well as better utilization of NDE teams and tools.

Capture and tracking of actual task execution times enables the creation of baselines/benchmarks – rather than estimations – required to perform specific types of tasks for use when planning a future event.

Learn more about what MobideoSTO can do for your STO.