In this seminar Dr. Rainer Hoff will share the results of his years of research in MOC Best Practices. The domain expertise offered in this program has been developed during
hundreds of projects conducted by Gateway Consulting Group over the last eighteen years.

This is your opportunity to obtain comprehensive, interactive training from one of the foremost experts in enterprise content management.
The tips and techniques presented in this seminar will be immediately applicable to the real-world, mission-critical challenges faced by petroleum refineries, chemical plants and paper mills.

OSHA 29 CFR 1910.119, also known as the Process Safety Management “PSM” regulations, mandate the safe operation of facilities and focus special attention on hazardous processes and the associated
materials, technology and equipment. PSM is of crucial importance to facilities with hazardous processes because its purpose is to prevent or minimize the consequences of a catastrophic release of toxic, reactive, flammable or explosive chemicals.

Plants that utilize hazardous materials and/or processes are required by law to maintain a formal process to manage change. This Management of Change, or “MOC”, process is critically important in terms of:

  • Time invested
  • Human resources applied
  • Money spent
  • Reliability implications
  • Safety and environmental protection

In most plants, MOC has proven to be a costly and inefficient process due to the complex nature of the things being changed: plant, process, products, even people, in some sense.
Excellence in MOC requires not only an efficient process, but also a means to organize all the supporting documentation and drawings.

In this seminar you will learn how to identify and eliminate the wasted effort and bottlenecks that slow you down and cost you big money. The best practices presented in this seminar can be applied
to your current paper-based or electronic MOC process.


PART 1 Basic Concepts

  • Introduction to MOC
  • Elements of Best Practice
  • Plant Structure Representation
  • Action Item Management
  • Lifecycles

PART 2 eMOC Best Practices

  • Initiation
  • Scoping
  • Change Design
  • Impact Analysis
  • Approvals
  • Implementation
  • PSSR
  • Close-Out
  • Documentation update
  • Temporary MOCs
  • Emergency MOCs
  • Short MOCs
  • MOCs for Turnarounds and Capital Projects
  • Records Management
  • MOC migration (to new systems)
  • Metrics

PART 3 Successful eMOC Initiatives

  • Electronic Document Management Basics
  • Workflow Basics
  • eMOC Process Redesign
  • eMOC Technology Options
  • eMOC Implementation
  • eMOC Business Case

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