- Start date: 26 June 2024
- End date: 28 June 2024
- Duration: Three days
- Fees: £TBC
- Venue: Weetwood Hall Estate, Leeds
About the course
What will I learn?
This IChemE approved 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 comprehensive course notes, which has been highly acclaimed by those attending previous courses.
Who should attend?
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.
Registration: 9 – 9.30am
Introduction to plant commissioning
Tutorial exercise: Heat Transfer Utility
Developing effective commissoning plans and schedules
Planning tutorial exercise
Course dinner – for delegates and speakers
Plant completion - dealing with complexity
Risk based commissioning and start up
Commissioning tutorial exercise
Commissioning measurement and control systems – Hardware commissioning
Commissioning measurement and control systems – Process control and loop tuning
The law, safety and the environment
Commissioning hazard studies
Case study - commissioning small areas of plant
Case study - commissioning of large scale plants
Commissioning "Top Tips"
Course finish time: 1.55pm
Professor Mike Fairweather, School of Chemical and Process Engineering, University of Leeds
Deputy Course Director
Dr Martin Pitt, Consultant
Deputy Course Director (Industrial)
Professor Paul Lunt,Commissioning, Start-up & Operational Readiness Consultant and Visiting Professor, University of Leeds
Gregg Dadson, National Grid
Richard Griffiths, BOC Ltd, a member of the Linde Group
Martin Killcross, Commissioning Consultant
Barry Monk, Onshore commissioning services, Wood plc
David Stockill, Stockill Energy Management Systems Ltd
IChemE Member: £TBC
Non IChemE Member: £TBC
Fees are VAT exempt
lunches and refreshments
course dinner on Wednesday
Substitutions may be made at any time without extra charge except that a non IChemE substitute would need to pay the £80 supplement on the standard registration fee.
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The course will take place at the Weetwood Hall Estate, which is situated to the north of Leeds at the junction of the A660 Leeds - Skipton road and the A6120 Outer Ring Road.
Weetwood Hall Estate
The course will take place at Weetwood Hall Estate, which is situated to the north of Leeds at the junction of the A660 Leeds - Skipton road and the A6120 Outer Ring Road.
If you require accommodation, and wish to stay at the course venue Weetwood Hall Estate please contact Emma Barker or Stevie Standerline E: email@example.com / T: 0113 230 6000 quoting ‘CPD’ and the ‘Chemical Plant Commissioning’ course.
Bedrooms are subject to availability and the following rates (including VAT) apply with a ‘48 hours prior to arrival with no cancellation fee’ policy: Friday – Sunday, bed and breakfast £88 per night, Monday – Thursday, bed and breakfast £92 per night, for sole occupancy in a superior double room. Please book your accommodation as soon as possible to avoid disappointment with availability. A list of alternative hotels is available on request. Delegates are responsible for their own evening meals.
What our delegates say
“An exceptional industry-led practical course covering every element of commissioning. A "must attend" for developing engineers, and those involved in commissioning.”
Caio Ledingham, Severn Trent Water
“The Chemical Plant Commissioning course provides a broad but thorough understanding of Commissioning. I attended this course before having any commissioning experience and feel much more prepared for future installations.”
Rachel Wright, Victrex
“The ultimate course for anyone looking to learn about commissioning, big or small projects!”
Rameez Mussa, PQ Corporation
“A really excellent course which covers a fantastic range of really useful knowledge and through the engaging group activities has provided me with the tools to kickstart the commissioning elements to my career.”
Nathan Spencer, Briar Chemicals
Harriet Wills – Course Coordinator
CPD Conference and Events Unit
Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences
University of Leeds,
T: 0113 343 2494
The 2023 course was approved by the IChemE approved for 17 hours of Continuing Professional Development (CPD).