- Start date: 28 June 2023
- End date: 30 June 2023
- Duration: Three days
- Fees: £1440 IChemE members / £1530 Non member fee
- Venue: Weetwood Hall Estate
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About the course
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.
Day one: Wednesday 28 June 2023
Registration: 09:00 – 09:30
Introduction to plant commissioning
Tutorial exercise: Heat Transfer Utility
Developing effective commissoning plans and schedules
Planning tutorial exercise
Course dinner – for delegates and speakers
Day two: Thursday 29 June 2023
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
Day three: Friday 30 June 2023
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: 13:55
Professor Mike Fairweather - School of Chemical and Process Engineering, University of Leeds
Deputy Course Director:
Dr Martin Pitt - Consultant
Deputy Course Director (Industrial):
Mr Paul Lunt - Commissioning, Start-up & Operational Readiness Consultant and Visiting Professor, University of Leeds
Richard Griffiths, BOC Ltd, a member of the Linde Group
Martin Killcross, Commissioning Consultant
Barry Monk, Onshore commissionng services, Wood plc
David Stockill, Stockill Energy Management Systems Ltd
IChemE Member: £1440
Non IChemE Member: £1530
Fees are VAT exempt
The course fees includes course materials, lunches and refreshments and the course dinner on Wednesday 28 June.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org / 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
"Very good course, that gives a good insight into commissioning systems" Marlow Foods Ltd
"Great overview of commissioning and some very useful extras, such as control and instrumentation considerations" Johnson Matthey
"Excellent course - especially for engineers who are starting a career in commissioning" Synthomer (UK) Limited
"The course provides and excellent brief to approaching chemical commissioning and highlighting best practice" Rolls-Royce
"It was a pleasure to attend the course, it opened my eyes on small details that have a huge impact on integrity and fluency of commissioning and also safety during the process" CNG Services
Harriet Wills – Course Coordinator
CPD Conference and Events Unit
Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences
University of Leeds,
T: 0113 343 2494
This course is an IChemE approved short course and would count as 17 hours of Continuing Professional Development (CPD).