Process plant commissioning and start-up refer to both new facilities and restarting an existing plant after major modifications. Commissioning and start-up of new plant and equipment presents both a major technical and management challenge. The initial start-up of any plant, irrespective of size, type, or industry, is a unique occurrence. Therefore, the start-up phase poses some special problems. Lack of experience in dealing with these problems has frequently resulted in prolonged and costly start-ups. An organization’s personnel must familiarize themselves with the new equipment, processes and technologies, and develop the relevant operating and safety procedures.
Successful commissioning of new facilities involves all the activities of: preparation and planning; mechanical completion and integrity checking; P&ID checking and verification; pre-commissioning and operational testing; commissioning; start-up; initial operation; performance testing and acceptance and post-commissioning. It is also imperative that close relations be maintained amongst all parties involved in the project in order to ensure successful commissioning. Ultimately, any delay in commissioning for whatever reason, whether due to insufficient preparations, incidents or mishaps, results in a loss of revenue.
This seminar is intended to provide participants with a complete and up-to-date overview of the start-up and commissioning of Process Plants. The seminar will also cover the troubleshooting of the start-up process. Upon the successful completion of this seminar, participant will have gained enough skills to anticipate and avoid problems associated with such start-up processes. Further, this seminar will provide participants with a satisfactory understanding of the commissioning strategy, organizational issues, estimation of required resources, planning, mechanical integrity, troubleshooting, start-up operations, technical inspection, instrumentation/control systems, HSE and much other necessary knowledge associated with the petrochemical plant start-up and commissioning.
Upon completion of this seminar, participants will have a good knowledge of:
This seminar addresses the needs of a diverse audience with an interest in Plant Commissioning and Start-up, including:
This highly interactive seminar is based on adult learning concept. It incorporates inspiring lectures with structured lessons from the learning manual; PowerPoint slides and videos to enhance learning; ongoing discussions with action planning as well as ample time for Q&A.
Preparation and Planning
Machinery Commissioning and Specific Issues
Start-Up Progress Monitoring and Control
Managing Risks during Commissioning