A Systematic Analysis of Research Based Evidences of Major Overhauls, Outages, Shutdowns, Turnarounds (MoOSTs) Management

Lilian Iheukwumere Esotu, Akilu Yunusa-Kaltungo

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Major overhauls, outages, shutdowns and turnarounds (MoOSTs) represent a distinct and critical class of industrial projects, performed periodi-cally to ensure the reliability and safety of physical assets. Typical MoOSTs are large-scale fusions of routine maintenance activities (e.g. planned preventive maintenance, condition monitoring, plant expansions, corrective maintenance, etc.), which in turn increases risk profiles and capital intensiveness. However, despite the criticality and significant cost implications commonly attributed to MoOSTs, management of the interface of knowledge development trends in this discipline is still limited in comparison to other elements of industrial opera-tions. Therefore, this study uses a systematic approach to present a harmoniza-tion of existing knowledge trends in this field. A total number of 122 most rep-resentative MoOSTs related articles over a 7-decade timeline and extracted, through application of carefully defined inclusion and exclusion criteria. Key revelations from the review are twofold - inadequate emphasis on the need to align existing theoretical and practice-based perspectives as well as the un-derrepresentation of articles that investigate mechanisms for experience transfer within MoOSTs organizations.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jul 2020
Event5th International Conference on Maintenance Engineering: IncoME-V - Zhuhai, China
Duration: 15 Apr 202017 Apr 2020


Conference5th International Conference on Maintenance Engineering
Abbreviated titleIncoME-V


  • Knowledge trends major overhauls
  • outages
  • shutdowns
  • turnarounds
  • Systematic review


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