Chapter 16 Executing Plant Startup


The previous chapter explored the general process of planning for startup.

This chapter introduces the sequences of executing these plans. The bounded activities shown in Figure 16-1 are the subject of this chapter. They are:

Fig. 16–1 Stages in the execution of plant startup.


  • Mechanical and electrical completion and precommission (SME).
  • Commission, performance testing, and postcommission management (SCPP).

The approach of the previous chapter continues and a network or flowchart of startup activities is introduced. The needs and objectives of availability engineering and management associated ...

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