Process Plant Start-up, Troubleshooting & Commissioning

Course Outline

Course Duration:5.0 Days

Preparation of Plant For Maintenance:

  • Introduction to Process Plant Start Up and Commissioning
  • Resources
  • Role of Project management and plant personnel
  • Unanticipated events during start-up
  • Commissioning Strategy
  • Pre-commissioning and Operational Testing
  • Start-up/Initial Operation, Testing and Acceptance

Process Plant:

  • Process Plant and Machinery Commissioning
  • Instrumentation and Control Systems
  • Preparing and Isolating Process Plant
  • Start -up and Commissioning Planning and Control
  • Start-up Planning
  • Progress Monitoring Commissioning and Risk Management
  • Trouble Shooting and Problem Solving
  • Risk Management
  • Managing Safety and Quality
  • The nature of process problems affecting performance
  • Performance defined in terms of generic variables: Speed; Quality; and Cost
  • Safety, Hazards and control Troubleshooting tools & Problem Solving
  • Introduction to troubleshooting procedures and techniques
  • Troubleshooting during start-up
  • Technical Issues and solutions
  • Problem Analysis
  • Practical Use of Tools and Techniques
  • Developing Troubleshooting and Problem Solving skills
  • Implementing Changes



This course provides guidance for the necessary preparation required to achieve a successful plant start-up. Start-up oriented thinking at all stages of the project from engineering to commissioning is the first step in proper preparation. It defines and illustrates the vital role of project management and plant personnel. Unanticipated events during start-up, along with inherently hazardous conditions require extra preparation effort to avoid safety incidents. Participant interaction is welcome and is the best means to take advantage of the range of viewpoints and experience. The faculty has extensive start-up experience in a wide range of processing units including chemical, petrochemical, and refining operations, including material handling, mineral processing and catalyst production. Individual situations may be discussed as time allows.

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