Houston Controls

Instrument • Electrical • Analytical Specialists

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Ongoing In-House TA Planning

Inhouse TA

Houston Controls provides experienced turnaround planners working in-house at the Client's plant to prepare plans to be executed during turnaround periods. Plans are prepared based on the relevant technical codes and standards, and are designed, per the Client’s procedural standards, to be complete executable entities. Bills of Material, work instructions, photos of the work area, safety information, specification data, and any other important information are included. The packages are then filed and managed so that the work can be easily handed off to short term execution forces; or the packages may also be shelved if some circumstance requires out-of-sequence execution, delay, or deferral of the work. In this way, the value inherent in the designer’s work is always preserved until executed.

Turnaround planners become the "experts" in the work scope, and remain active through TA execution to answer questions and direct the execution force, monitor progress, assure quality and compliance with specification and scope, etc. and will act as the Client’s representative when dealing with execution forces. Close cooperation with the schedulers is maintained at all times during planning, so that an integrated plan is developed.


Formosa Plastics
Formosa Plastics
Instrumentation Upgrades and Construction
Valero Refinery
Valero Refinery
Analyzer Optimization Project
BP Turnaround
BP Refinery, Toledo Ohio
Large, Routine Turnaround
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BP Refinery Maintenance
Ongoing Maintenance commitment, integrated with Plant forces
Conoco-Phillips
Conoco-Phillips Refinery
Sweeny, Texas
Support for facility-wide eight-week Turnaround
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Ongoing Design Projects
LyondellBasell Houston Refinery
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Ongoing In-house TA Planning
LyondellBasell Houston Refinery
Greenfield Terminal
LDH Blending/Pumping Facility
Louis Dreyfus Energy Partners/Colonial Pipeline
Capline Turnaround
Calpine Generating Facility
Houston Controls Completes Power Station Checkout against a hard deadline