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16 - CHM - Chemical and Process Engineering

CHM 158 - Safe Process Plants Commissioning, Start-Up & Shutdown

Code Start Date Duration Venue
CHM 158 26 February 2024 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
CHM 158 01 April 2024 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
CHM 158 06 May 2024 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
CHM 158 10 June 2024 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
CHM 158 15 July 2024 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
CHM 158 19 August 2024 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
CHM 158 23 September 2024 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
CHM 158 28 October 2024 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
CHM 158 02 December 2024 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
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Course Description

This 5 day course is designed to provide participants with an up-to-date overview of the start- up and commissioning of Process plants including troubleshooting of the start-up process. It includes the methodology for start-up and commissioning of process plants, which can be used when commissioning a new plant or for modified equipment in an existing facility, or in a turnaround, shutdown or overhaul scenario. It takes the approach that commissioning is a series of checks and counter-checks to confirm every unit in the process plant is fit for purpose and suitable for operation.

Each participant will gain enough skills and will be able to contribute in leadership or operational roles, both with knowledge and skills to ensure such projects are effectively and efficiently managed in a manner consistent with recognised best practices. A spin off benefit will be their ability to coach and impart learning to their peers and subordinates to the mutual benefit of individuals and organisation.

Course Objectives

  • Applying  start-up  operations,  start-up  progress  monitoring  and  control  
  • Applying systematic techniques in process plant start-up, commissioning and troubleshooting
  • Developing a thorough  and better understanding of the commissioning process 
  • Developing process plant commissioning strategy and process plant start-up management 
  • Conducting pre-commissioning and mechanical integrity testing 
  • Describing construction completion and the importance of machinery commissioning
  • Demonstrating performance trials, troubleshooting and problem solving
  • Implementing change management including operational techniques and post commissioning audit in process plants
  • Dealing with complexity, identify risks and diagnose causes of mal-operation.

Who Should Attend?

  • Operation and process engineers, 
  • Team leaders, project engineers and  managers, 
  • Process plants, Ammonia & Urea plants, Petrochemicals and Refinery managers, 
  • Plant engineers, section heads, plant supervisors, 
  • Maintenance staff, technical staff involved in plant start-up in process industry. 
  • Mechanical, electrical, instrumentation and control engineers General
  • Managers who have oversight responsibility for Plant Start-up and Commissioning

Course Details/Schedule

Day 1

  • Preparation for Start Up and Commissioning
  • Roles and Leadership Success Measures and Problem Avoidance 
  • Planning & Preparation 
  • Cost Estimation Budget Components
  • Resource Prediction   
  • Extra Costs & Change Orders

Day 2

  • Hazard Identification & Risk Assessment 
  • Safety Procedures and Implementations, Safety Manual 
  • Process Plant Start-Up Management: Responsibilities & Authorities
  • Organizational Structure
  • Manpower & Staffing, Coordination Procedures  
  • Process Plant Commissioning Strategy 
  • The Commissioning Team, and Training
  • Commissioning Strategy ; Start-Up Procedures & Logic 

Day 3

  • Mechanical Integrity Testing & Pre-commissioning  
  • Technical Inspection & Dynamic Hydraulic Testing 
  • Construction Completion (The Beginning of Start-Up)
  • Start-Up by Systems & Sub-Systems, Definition 
  • Punch Listing and Handover 
  • Machinery Commissioning 
  • Steam Turbine/Compressor Commissioning; 
  • Testing Over speed  and Compressor Surge

Day 4

  • Start-Up Operations
  • Steaming; Fuel Gas or Nitrogen Purge and Feed-in 
  • Start-Up Progress Monitoring and Control 
  • Instrumentation & Control Systems Commissioning 
  • Start-up Problems and Causes 
  • Performance Trials

Day 5

  • Troubleshooting & Problem Solving
  • Identification of Problems &Priorities
  • Resource Allocation & Teamwork, Data Collection 
  • Troubleshooting Techniques, RCFA & RCM,  Murphy’s Law 
  • Change Management
  • Post Commissioning Audit and Close-out Certificates