Process Plant Start-Up
Posted by PLANDESA on Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Start Date Tuesday, September 18, 2012
End Date Friday, September 21, 2012
Discount Code EARLYBIRD
Offering Registration before 07/16/2012 - safe US$ 200
Hotel Crowne Plaza Tequendama, Bogotá, Colombia
Minimizing Equipment Problems, Safety and Environmental Issues. Effective Troubleshooting. Commissioning Sequence. Including Start-Up Troubleshooting and Real Case Examples.
Who Should Attend?
This course is designed for Senior and mid-level technical people involved in project execution and preparation for plant start-up in any process industry. While the actual start-ups may differ by industry, the commonalities in preparation provide valuable lessons for people such as the following:
- Project Managers
- Plant Managers
- Start-up manager, Commissioning Manager
- Process experts, Equipment specialists
- Construction Managers/Foremen
- Plant Supervisors
- Maintenance Manager
The greatest benefit arises from the application of these start-up oriented ideas throughout a project, beginning at the conceptual phase. The practical techniques, illustrated by example and discussion, provide useful insights that are valuable at any stage of the project execution and preparation for start-up.
Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Understand the sources and types of problems associated with first-time start-ups of new or revamped facilities
- Anticipate and avoid financial, technical, operational and organizational impacts of initial start-ups.
The initial start-up of any plant, irrespective of size, type, technology or industry, is a unique experience that poses some special problems. Lack of experience in dealing with these problems has frequently resulted in prolonged and costly startups, caused by inadequate preparation for the events of start-up.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.
The course includes estimating start-up costs, people requirements and resources. 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.
Troubleshooting performed during the start-up can be very expensive and must be done as effectively as possible. The goal of troubleshooting is to minimize the time and cost of going from initial start-up to full production. The fourth day will provide a review of techniques and discussion of numerous examples to develop troubleshooting skills.
Chris Wallsgrove has worked as a Start-up Engineer/ Manager for several major International Contractors and has recently completed an assignment for the start-up of a world-scale petrochemical facility in the Middle East. He has concentrated on the start-up related aspects of engineering including design, planning, training, start-up operations and troubleshooting. He has participated in the start-up of five world-scale ethylene plants and more than ten other major petroleum petrochemical and specialty chemical plants. He is a member of AIChE and has presented technical papers around the world on start-up, training, troubleshooting, and a variety of technical subjects.
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