Practicing Commissioning

Practical training using actual educational plant

PGP/PRACOM-E

Who should attend?

  • This course provides practical knowhow so as to get the participants directly confront the reality of the field.
Audience :
  • Operating and technical staff in charge of commissioning and start-up operations on field.

Level : Foundation

Course Content

  • COMMISSIONING & START-UP PHASES IN PROJECT CYCLE

      • End precommissioning, mechanical completion, commissioning, ready for start-up, start-up permit, performance test runs, temporary and final acceptance.
      • Commissioning and start-up: a non-linear schedule. SIMOPS. Input data and reference documentation. Punch lists. Management of Change (MOC).
  • SPECIFIC RISKS TO COMMISSIONING & START UP

      • Fluid behavior and energy associated hazards. Chemical and physical hazards. Flammability.
      • Main risks induced by equipment, such as rotating, pressure vessels, thermal or naked flame equipment.
      • Risks related to utilities start-up: inert gas, nitrogen, steam, instrument air, water, fuel gas, diesel.
      • Risks evolution from construction to start-up. Transient phases. Safety reviews. Managing leaks.
  • WHAT TO DO BEFORE COMMISSIONING PROCESS UNITS

      • End of construction: visual control and checks for static and rotating equipment (no energy, no fluid). Cold clamping. Check of installation standards for piping and instrumentation.
      • Precommissioning activities: hydraulic tests and process equipment cleaning.
      • Mechanical completion.
      • Particular case of Utilities facilities: pre-commissioning, commissioning and start-up (ready for operations).
  • COMMISSIONING OF PROCESS UNITS & START UP

      • Chemical cleaning, flushing and blowing. Equipment drying and dynamic testing.
      • Particular case of instrumentation - Loops and DCS tests. Synchronization.
      • Preparation for the start-up of rotating equipment.
      • Prestart-up checks before oil-in. Plant line-up and test run.
      • Start-up: leak tests, air removal, oil-in. Heating up and hot bolting.
      • Update of documentation.

Learning Objectives

  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • anticipate the risks while commissioning and start-up operations,
  • identify the key points of the most current operations,
  • proceed to main pre-commissioning and commissioning activities.

Ways & Means

  • Experience sharing through applications and cases studies on Oil & Gas units.
  • 50% of practical exercises: practicing various activities from end of construction to start-up, on pedagogical units, full scale size, with OLEUM.
  • Some pedagogical activities of this course will take place in OLEUM’s facilities (subject to availability).