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 2018 course programme and leaflet will be available approximately 3 months prior to the course. However, you can view and download the 2017 course details for further information by clicking the course leaflet and course programme link.

Day One:

Introduction to plant commissioning
The commissioning experience - Jacobs Consultancy
Pre-commissioning and tutorial exercise
Developing effective commissoning plans and schedules
Planning tutorial exercise

Day Two:

Risk based commissioning and start up
Commissioning tutorial exercise
Plant completion - dealing with complexity
Commissioning instruments
Tutorial in diagnosing causes of mal-operation
The role of the process control engineer

Day Three:

The law, safety and the environment
Commissioning Hazard Studies
Case Study - Start-up of an LNG Liquefaction Plant
Commissioning "Top Tips"

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: £TBC
Non IChemE Member: £TBC
Late registration supplement: £TBC

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 (Date TBC). Substitutions may be made at any time without extra charge except that a non IChemE substitue will be liable to the £TBC 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.



+ 44 (0)113 343 8104

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Faculty of Engineering,
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