Chemical Plant Commissioning

What will I learn?
The course deals with the commissioning and start-up of process plants both large and small. It covers many different aspects including the planning and managerial aspects of major plants, the start-up of small plants with an emphasis on the technical problems and also dealing with the documentation associated with commissioning.

How will I benefit?
You’ll benefit from the wide experiences of the course presenters, all of whom have been associated with start-ups themselves. There will be substantial emphasis on tutorial exercises in both commissioning and pre-commissioning.

You’ll receive a comprehensive course manual, which has been highly acclaimed by those attending previous courses.

The 2017 course programme and leaflet will be available approximately 3 months prior to the course. However, you can view and download the 2016 course details for further information by clicking the course leaflet and course programme link. 

This course is for you if you’re a recent graduate process engineer about to take on your first major commissioning responsibility or if you’re a process engineer who wants to strengthen your knowledge in commissioning to commission a new plant. 

100% of 2016 course delegates said that the course met their aims and that they would recommend the course to colleagues.

"Excellent course with real situations, practical learning" PQ Corporation

"I found the course very good in confirming what a well run commission action should look like. The lecturers were very knowledgeable and the tutorial exercises were thought provoking and challenging. I have taken a lot away which will help me with my daily work" Wessex Water

"Using real life case study and tutorials helped bring the course to life. I have learnt so much that I didn't think about previously. I would advise anyone to attend the course" GlaxoSmithKline

"The course gives a great appreciation for how the same commissioning techniques can be applied to a range of industries and projects, large or small" Cristal Pigment UK Ltd

Course Director:

Professor Mike Fairweather - School of Chemical and Process Engineering, University of Leeds

Deputy Course Director:

Dr Martin Pitt - Chemical and Biological Engineering,University of Sheffield

Deputy Course Director (Industrial):

Mr Paul Lunt - Commissioning Manager, Trans Adriatic Pipeline AG

This course is an IChemE accredited short course. A certificate from the IChemE will be sent to you shortly after you’ve completed the course.

IChemE Member: £1250
Non IChemE Member: £1325
Late registration supplement: £80

The course fees includes a comprehensive course manual, lunches and refreshments, together with the course dinner.

To take advantage of the preferential terms, bookings must be made on or before (Wednesday 31 May 2017). Substitutions may be made at any time without extra charge except that a non IChemE substitue will be liable to the £80 supplement on the ordinary registration fee.

Weetwood Hall Conference Centre and Hotel
Otley Road
LS16 5PS

The course will take place at the Weetwood Hall Hotel and Conference Centre, which is situated to the north of Leeds at the junction of the A660 Leeds - Skipton road and the A6120 Outer Ring Road.

Hotel accommodation at the course venue can be booked here. We have negotiated special rates for en-suite bed and breakfast accommodation from Tuesday to Thursday evening for £86 per night. 

Please note that bookings via the “Accommodation Booking” link must be made two weeks before the course commences at the latest to qualify for the special rates and to guarantee room availability. Any accommodation requests after this date should be made direct with the hotel and will be subject to availability and rates.​​


+ 44 (0)113 343 8104

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Faculty of Engineering,
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