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#1 NikitaB

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 03:33 AM

Hello fellow engineers!

Could you suggest some useful literature about pre-commissioning and commissioning in chemical and oil refining industries?

I'm interested in both pipelines and equipment, managing practice is also appreciated.

Thank you.



#2 ankur2061

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 03:45 AM

Hi,

 

There is a specific book: "Process Plant Commissioning" by David Horsley which should be of some guidance.

 

Regards,

Ankur.



#3 NikitaB

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 05:06 AM

Thank you sir. 



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Posted 11 July 2018 - 10:17 PM

If you are in new project, then read vendor manuals, every thing is mentioned in vendor manual for pre-commissioning and commissioning of equipment.

For license technology, then read manuals for technology supplier like UOP etc. 



#5 Rahimzadeh

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 01:20 PM

static test such as hydro test,leak test , ....,called takes place in pre commissoinning  AND ADYNAMIC TEST such as electrical ,pnuematic .... are commissining



#6 AZIZ_MN

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Posted 14 July 2018 - 12:35 PM

Hello,

*pre-commissioning procedures are normally developed by plant's technology licensor  and vary plant to plant

 

PLANT COMISSIONING AND PREPARATION PRIOR TO INITIAL START-UP CAN BE INVOLVE MAINLY FOLLOWING PROCRDURES

*Operational Check-Out

*Hydrostatic Testing 

*Final Inspection of Vessels

*Flushing of Lines

*Instruments (Transmitters, control valves, energising solenoids, interlock loop test etc) 

*Acid Cleaning of Compressor Lines 

*Breaking-In Pumps ( seal oil,lube oil, motor solo run, priming of pumps)

*Breaking-In Compressors ( suction/discharge knock-out drums, cooling medium for inter stage coolers seal flow) 

*Dry-Out and Boil-Out

*Catalyst Loading

*Tightness Test

NORMAL START-UP PROCEDURES  CAN BE INVOLVE FOLLOWING PROCEDURE

*Prestart-Up Check List 

*Make Area Safe

*Utilities Commissioning 

*Air Purging and Gas Blanketing of Non-Catalytic Sections 

*Catalytic Units Reactor Section Air Purging and Gas Blanketing 

*Heat Exchanger Activation

*Vacuum Test

*Establish Flow in the Unit 

*Inhibitor/Chemical Injections

*Adjust Operation to Obtain Quality


Edited by AZIZ_MN, 14 July 2018 - 12:47 PM.


#7 NikitaB

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Posted 16 July 2018 - 06:48 AM

Thanks for your answers.

I've already participated in 2 commissioning processes (naphtha hdt and fixed-bed reformer). Just wanted to see whole picture, not only from position of process engineer

The best material i've layed my hands on so far is Martin Killcross's "Chemical and Process plant commissioning handbook"






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