Engineering essentials

Principles of commissioning

In this programme we explore the fundamental principles of commissioning from both a process and a practical perspective. We draw on the real-life experience of the course tutor on established good working practice.

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In this programme we explore the fundamental principles of commissioning from both a process and a practical perspective. We draw on the real-life experience of the course tutor on established good working practice.

Commissioning is an essential step in project delivery. Without it we cannot have assurance of a quality outcome. This course offers an overview and practical guide to the commissioning process.

Commissioning is nothing new; good engineering practice dictates that we need to confirm that an installed system works. In this course we discuss the pre- and post-commissioning documentation needs and their importance, and describe and discuss practical commissioning strategies and applications.

We have developed the course to be stimulating and informative through the use of case studies and group exercises. We have designed these to enhance and verify the understanding of the key concepts of commissioning.

Who should attend?

This course is intended for all engineering disciplines, especially those involved in the commissioning of projects.

How will I benefit?

On completion of this course, delegates will be able to:

• Understand the need for commissioning.
• Identify primary commissioning activities.
• Identify pre-commissioning activities including FAT and SAT.
• Identify the definitions and distinctions of Inspections and Testing.
• Review a typical hierarchy diagram of typical commissioning documentation.
• Apply practical questions when determining extent of commissioning completeness.
• Understand the typical elements of a commissioning checklist.
• Learn practical considerations for specific applications.
• Understand the need for and role of a Commissioning Team Leader (CTL).
• Know the elements required to plan a commissioning activity.
• Apply principles for assigning rigorous and practical system acceptance criteria post commissioning.
Contributes 7 CPD hours

What's the difference between testing and commissioning; if you're unsure then this course is probably for you.

Andy Fogg Course tutor

Key topics

• Introduction to commissioning.
• Commissioning – Before you start.
• What are we looking at?
• Commissioning preparation.
• Undertake commissioning.
• The commissioning team.
• Planning and acceptance.
• Documentation, regulation and standards.
• Introduction to fault isolation.

Mapped against UK- SPEC competencies: B, C, D and E

  1. Design and development of processes, systems, services and products - For Chartered Engineers: ‘Apply appropriate theoretical and practical methods to the analysis and solution of mechanical engineering problems’ For Incorporated Engineers ‘Apply appropriate theoretical and practical methods to design, develop, manufacture, construct commission, operate, maintain, decommission and re-cycle mechanical engineering processes, systems, services and products’
  2. Responsibility, management or leadership - For Incorporated and Chartered Engineers: 'Provide Technical and commercial leadership’
  3. Communication and inter-personal skills - For Incorporated and Chartered Engineers: 'Demonstrate effective interpersonal skills’
  4. Professional commitment - For Incorporated and Chartered Engineers: ‘Demonstrate a personal commitment to professional standards, recognising obligations to society, the profession and the environment’

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