Process Plant Start Up & Commissioning
Course End Date:
• This course will cover most of the basic theory involved when starting up a process plant.
• The topics will include pre-commissioning, procedures, spading lists, line-up sheets,
purging with steam or Nitrogen, pressure testing and
02 testing. Health & Safety are covered i
n several and adherence to procedures highlighted with examples of accidents as a result.
• Each accident is also analyzed in detail and the reasons identified why they happen.
• This course has been designed to give the participants an introduction as how plan and
start-up complex Petro-chemical process units safely.
Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
• Understand the system and procedures involved with process when commissioning and
starting-up Petro-chemical units.
• Know how to plan and execute “plant start-up”, including flushing and purging plans using P & IDs.
• Understand the applicable safety procedures.
• Understand associated risks and how to avoid them.
• Understand the technical, operational, and financial implications of plant start-up.
Who Should Attend:
This course is designed for:
• Mechanical, electrical, instrumentation and control engineers who are involved in Process Plant Start Up & Commissioning.
• Team leaders, project managers, refinery managers, section heads, plant supervisors, process engineers, maintenance staff,
technical staff, and contractor personnel involved in project execution and plant start-up in process industry.
• Aims and Objectives when starting up:
Understand the technical, operational and financial implications of a Unit Start-Up
• Introduction to Start-Up & related Healthy and Safety procedures
Changing Health and Safety climate in Petro-Chemical Industry at the moment
concerning individual employees
• Manpower requirements and significance of planning ahead
Isometrics, P & ID’s
• Test – Based on a scenario using P & IDs
• Steaming Out
How to steam out without thermal shocks, mechanical Shocks, over pressuring or introducing water into the system
• Compile “Punch listing” system
• Logical and “fail safe” system for the Line-Ups
• Line-Up for Start-Up
• Auxiliary Equipment
• Understanding Nitrogen is hazard
WHY DO WE INERT?
Nitrogen pressure/leak testing
• Test – on Nitrogen
• Commissioning the Plant
Understanding all procedures: Sequence List and Start Up Procedure
How to bring unit on stream
• Permits to Work
• “The Management of the Change” process
• Accidents during Start-up
Common reasons for accidents and how to avoid them