Commissioning & Start-Up with API RP 1FSC Foundation

A Comprehensive Guide to Commissioning Methodologies

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Date Duration Venue Fees
25-29 Dec 2023 5 Days Dubai - UAE US$3,450 Register
15-19 Jan 2024 5 Days Dubai - UAE US$4,450 Register
24-28 Jun 2024 5 Days Istanbul - Turkey US$5,450 Register
23-27 Sep 2024 5 Days Dubai - UAE US$4,450 Register
23-27 Dec 2024 5 Days Dubai - UAE US$4,450 Register

Course Overview

When a project has been fully commissioned and started up, the project will also be a financial success, with the investors receiving their expected returns. When a project has yet to be fully commissioned and started up, it is improbable that it could be a financial success. From an investor’s perspective, the project is a disaster.

After completing the commissioning for all the systems (utilities & process) and achieving the ready-for-start-up certificate, we will start discussing the plant start-up until the plant operation and transferring the products from off-spec to on-spec products. We will discuss the plant performance test and how to handover the plant to the client.

This 5-day interactive Commissioning & Start-Up with API RP 1FSC Foundation training course will empower the participants with keen insight into chemical processes pre-commissioning/commissioning and start-up for petroleum refining & petrochemical and gas plants as it will be going to concentrate on all the project phases, which include the construction and pre-commissioning activities until achieving the Project Mechanical Completion (MCC) and systems ready for commissioning. Moreover, we will discuss all the commissioning activities procedures for all the utilities and process systems in detail.

Course Objectives

This training course will give insights into the systems completion and familiarity with vital strategies for successful Commissioning and Start-Up of projects, on time and safely, embedded within the guidelines of API Recommended Practice, 1 FSC 1st Edition.

After the training course, the participants will learn to:

  • Achieve successful Commissioning & Start-Up (CSU) on any project
  • Justify a budget for Commissioning & Start-Up (CSU)
  • Apply the systemisation process and formulate the start-Up sequence of priority systems
  • Perform gap analysis and know how to use the results
  • Plan and execute specialist off-site pre-commissioning
  • Persuade major stakeholders like construction, successful in the Commissioning & Start-Up (CSU) process

Target Audience

This training course is also highly recommended to all involved in the Systems Completion, Pre-commissioning, Commissioning, Startup, and Handover process of new plants.

It will be valuable to the professionals, including (but not limited to) the following:

  • Commissioning Managers
  • Commissioning Engineers
  • Commissioning Superintendents
  • Commissioning Supervisors
  • CSU Leads
  • Process Engineers
  • Maintenance Engineers
  • QA/QC Engineers
  • Technical Support Engineers
  • Safety Engineers
  • Field Operators
  • Maintenance Technicians
  • Safety Officers

Training Methodology

This training course will utilise various proven adult learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension and retention of the information presented; it includes comprehensive challenging and electronic training materials, copies of all presentation material, and relevant computer simulations and videos to help understand the various topics.

Course Outline

Day One


  • Introduction to Commissioning and Start-Up (CSU) Process
  • The Project Phases
  • Definition for Pre-commissioning and Commissioning and start up phases
  • Influence Curves and Planning
  • Safety & Environmental Considerations
Day Two

Preparation I

  • The Commissioning Manager and Commissioning & Start-Up (CSU) Team
  • CSU Team Roles and Responsibilities
  • Risk Assessments
  • Systemisation, Completions Pyramid, Start-Up Sequence, and Turnover Process
  • Pre-commissioning Activities List per each System
  • Commissioning Activities List per each System
  • How do you decide the startup activities based on the system and the process?
Day Three

Preparation II

  • Introduction to Systemisation, Battery Limits on P&IDs: Getting Stakeholder Agreement
  • Introduction to System Priority Sequence for Initial Start-Up: Getting Stakeholder Agreement
  • Dynamic Commissioning Procedures
  • Pre-commissioning and Commissioning Phases Requirements:
    • Manpower
    • Devises
    • Tools and Equipment
  • The Priority for the Systems from the Commissioning Team Point of View
  • Safety Considerations¬†during CSU
Day Four


  • Progress Tracking & Reporting
  • Factory Acceptance Testing and Preservations
  • Tags, Check Sheets, Certificates and Punch Listing
  • Specialist Subcontractors for Cleaning, Drying, Leak Testing and Oil Flushing
  • Completions Pyramid and Turnover Process
Day Five

Close Out

  • Pre-Start-Up Safety Review (PSSR) and Management of Change
  • Critical Success Factors in Commissioning & Start-Up (CSU)
  • PAC Punch Items Closure
  • Performance Test
  • Handover to Operations
  • Planning for First Shutdown


Upon successful completion of this training course, Newage Certificate will be awarded to the delegates.

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